Liverpool have banned The Sun

Liverpool have banned The Sun

Liverpool have banned The Sun's reporters from their stadium and training ground over the tabloid's coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to AFP on Friday (Feb 10).

But while the club had blocked the S*n from exclusive interviews with Liverpool players and managers ever since, reporters were still able to attend Anfield for games, and Melwood for press conferences.

The Sun and Kelvin McKenzie, the editor at the time, have attempted to apologise years after the false coverage, but they have not been accepted by the relatives of the dead and the vast majority of Liverpool fans on the whole.

The Guardian reported that Liverpool's American owners met with families of the 96 people who lost their lives that tragic day in Sheffield, and enforced the ban at their request.

The Total Eclipse of The S*n‚ campaign was supported by the Hillsborough Family Support Group, and led to agreements by some retailers not to stock the paper, and to Liverpool city council supporting the wider boycott.

It ran the story under the now infamous headline "The Truth". Liverpool want nothing to do with them anymore. Families believe that the huge, uncritical publicity given to those lurid stories greatly contributed to their difficulties in having the real truth established, leading to a traumatic justice campaign and legal battle for 27 years until last April's inquests verdict.

Last year, an inquest found the 96 fans who died in the tragedy were unlawfully killed.

Twenty eight years after the Hillsborough tragedy, Liverpool backs the fans campaign to boycott the Sun newspaper.

"We did not accept that the apologies they have made were genuine, and we support Liverpool football club banning the paper".

The Sun have now responded to the ban, and once more written of their regret at their horrendous coverage of the incident in 1989.

The ban is expected to be in place for tomorrow's visit of Tottenham to Anfield.

Following the tragedy, the Sun published a series of falsehoods alleging that Liverpool supporters were to blame under the now infamous headline "The Truth", leading to the families involved to fight for justice for their deceased relatives for nearly three decades.

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