Liverpool FC ban for Sun journalists over Hillsborough

Liverpool FC has banned Sun journalists from its grounds over the newspaper’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.

The paper has been widely boycotted in the city and the ban follows a campaign by the Total Eclipse of The S*n group.

Its journalists will no longer be allowed on site to cover matches and news conferences.

The Sun said the move was “bad for fans and bad for football”. The club declined to comment.

The Total Eclipse of The S*n group tweeted: “Further to conversations with LFC directors we are happy to inform you that Sun journalists [will] no longer enjoy access to club premises.”

Paul Collins, from the campaign group, said the club joins Liverpool City Council, pubs, newsagents, and “a long list” of others who support a boycott.

“We are delighted another institution has taken a stance against the Sun newspaper,” he said.

“Some people put up stickers, there is a barber shop which won’t allow people in with it, a community centre put up a brass plaque saying they boycott it.

“People take whatever stance they can. A lot of people share our view.”

All 96 fans who died as a result of a crush at Hillsborough were unlawfully killed, inquests concluded in April.

Source: BBC