Liverpool FC bans The Sun newspaper from attending games at Anfield
Liverpool Football Club have banned reporters from The Sun newspaper from attending games at Anfield and covering press conferences at the club’s Melwood training ground, according to report in the Liverpool Echo.
The move will be welcomed by the club’s supporters, who have refused to buy the English tabloid newspaper after their inflammatory coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which cost 96 Liverpool fans their lives.
The Sun’s infamous front page headline ‘The Truth’ in the days after the disaster was accompanied with an article that accused Liverpool fans of being responsible for the tragedy at the FA Cup semi-final.
That version of events has led to years of recriminations against the newspaper and its owners from Liverpool fans, with the paper rarely sold on Merseyside in the 28 years since.
Reds supporters refer to the paper as The S*n, with former and current players and manager refusing to offer up any interviews to the publication since the fateful events of April 15th 1989.
Now Liverpool have taken the extraordinary step of banning the most popular newspaper in England from their club, with The Sun yet to respond to the news that their access has been revoked.