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Premier League club will reject any press accreditations for matches from reporters working for The Sun newspaper

Liverpool fans have boycotted The Sun since the false report was published on 1989’s Hillsborough disaster
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The Independent understands that press accreditations from any reporters covering matches from The Sun will not be approved, meaning that the newspaper’s football journalists will be denied entry to Anfield for any matches across all competitions.

It will also be refused any access to interviews with the players, as well as manager Jürgen Klopp, with the decision believed to have come after the club’s directors held talks with the families of those who died in the tragedy. The decision is believed to have been made on Thursday night.


The Sun responds to Liverpool FC banning its reporters
The Sun ran a story on the Hillsborough disaster on 19 April 1989, four days after 96 people were unlawfully killed during a fan crush at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium ahead of an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest, with the headline ‘“The Truth”, in which it carried accusations from an anonymous South Yorkshire policeman that Liverpool supporters had "picked pockets of victims", "urinated on brave cops" and that some beat up a policeman giving the "kiss of life".

The story was published the day after Tony Bland, the 96th victim of the disaster, had his life-support switched off after suffering irreversible brain damage, and caused considerable distress for those grieving the loss of relatives.

The accusations have since been proven false, while a jury found in April last year that the 96 victims were unlawfully killed following a 27-year legal battle for justice, led by the families of those who died. Following that verdict, both The Sun and The Times, its sister title, left any mention of the Hillsborough verdict of unlawful killing off its first edition front page, a decision that was heavily criticised.

A renewed campaign to boycott The Sun increased momentum in recent months, with the Hillsborough Family Support Group giving its backing to The Total Eclipse of The S*n campaign, and it led to many retailers across Liverpool deciding against stocking the newspaper.

The false reports, the families’ claim, caused the pursuit of justice to be delayed, with the legal campaign lasting 27 years until the verdict of unlawful killing was given last year.

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.

When contacted by The Independent, Liverpool Football Club declined to comment.

When contacted by The Independent, The Sun issued the following statement: "The Sun and Liverpool FC have had a solid working relationship for the 28 years since the Hillsborough tragedy. Banning journalists from a club is bad for fans and bad for football. The Sun can reassure readers this won’t affect our full football coverage.

"The Sun deeply regrets its reporting of the tragic events at Hillsborough and understands the damage caused by those reports is still felt by many in the city. A new generation of journalists on the paper congratulate the families on the hard-fought victory they have achieved through the inquest. It is to their credit that the truth has emerged and, whilst we can't undo the damage done, we would like to further a dialogue with the city and to show that the paper has respect for the people of Liverpool."
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remember Kelvin Mckenzie last year going on for a minute about how duped he was and how bad he felt for liverpool fans after the fans were deemed to unlawfully killed at the inquest, then he was thown off guard and asked should the sun have put the story on liverpool fans being exonerated of any blame on their front page like every other paper did and his mask quickly slipped.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5-DbObm3Ao
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Report anxious February 10, 2017 7:52 PM GMT
Well done to Liverpool more power to them on this issue
Report tobermory February 10, 2017 7:53 PM GMT
A ban 30 years after the offence is ridiculous

Will they be returning the cheques from Sky
Report treetop February 10, 2017 7:57 PM GMT
I suppose they will be paying back all the money they have taken from SKY over the years too ? The coverage was disgraceful but an apology has been given and we should move on.
Report anxious February 10, 2017 7:59 PM GMT
The lies printed by Murdoch and McKenzie should never be forgiven or forgotten ,filthy tory scum
Report scandanavian_haven February 10, 2017 8:00 PM GMT
I don't think the sports journalists from the sun deserve it as they are there to report on football matches and some of them are probably scousers ? or people who hate thatcher ?. Liverpool pundits are well represented at sky (both murdoch) so surprised at this.
Report Solano1 February 10, 2017 8:02 PM GMT
Anxious knows.
Report kellydamo February 10, 2017 8:03 PM GMT

Feb 10, 2017 -- 7:53PM, tobermory wrote:


A ban 30 years after the offence is ridiculousWill they be returning the cheques from Sky


exactly this, the majority of people there dont buy it anyway and they have been hit by the working man not buying it to have this done as well is too little too late by the club.  Hope the FA and premierleague now fine them weekly for not doing the required presser obligations, start doing this then no **** will talk to the press like fergie done to the beeb for years and again the fan suffers

Report TheBetterBettor February 10, 2017 8:18 PM GMT
no one buys newspapers anymore.
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 8:18 PM GMT
now a good point made liverpool football club have been taking pieces of sliver from sky since sky have been operating its owned by rupert murdoch who also owns the sun what is the difference NONE
Report TheBetterBettor February 10, 2017 8:20 PM GMT
they should rename the paper the daily sky.
Report jollyswagman February 10, 2017 8:31 PM GMT
i was a student in liverpool at the the time of the tragedy. 30 years later and many people wont forget, good luck to them, their treatment at the time was a national disgrace. at the time all football fans were viewed as scum by the government. mckenenzie is a scumbag who was only too pleased to be used by the establishment to spread lies.

nearly 100 people died because of police failures, that's it pure and simple, how many people have faced prosecution for these failures?
Report Solano1 February 10, 2017 8:40 PM GMT
Jolly knows.
Yet, according to some, the apology should suffice.
Report tobermory February 10, 2017 8:45 PM GMT
Well what else can The Sun do except apologize ?
Report kellydamo February 10, 2017 8:50 PM GMT

Feb 10, 2017 -- 8:31PM, jollyswagman wrote:


i was a student in liverpool at the the time of the tragedy. 30 years later and many people wont forget, good luck to them, their treatment at the time was a national disgrace. at the time all football fans were viewed as scum by the government. mckenenzie is a scumbag who was only too pleased to be used by the establishment to spread lies. nearly 100 people died because of police failures, that's it pure and simple, how many people have faced prosecution for these failures?


None did and they never will.  What amazes me is the copper Duckenfield who denied giving the command to open the gates and blamed the fans for forcing them eventually admitted it last year and said the same at the inquest.  He has not been by the CPS pulled up for falsifying his statement and bringing the force into disrepute, misconduct in public office and the more serious peverting the course of justice.  He admitted it at an inquiry, on oath.  Why hasnt he been pulled up.  Why havent the coppers who edited and changed statements? 

Secondly and I am not defending the Sun here, the papers, all of them had their own people in every police force, celeb circle, government etc and they only printed what South Yorks and the government fed them.  All their exclusives was hush hush off the record statements made by South Yorks top brass as a damage limtiation and to shift the blame from themselves to the fans, The Sun merely thought they had the hop and exclusive over all their print and TV colleagues on a world exclusive, all fed by the corrupt officials at South Yorks finest.

Dont forget South Yorks finest have overseen the 5 biggest scandals in recent times, Hillsborough, Rotheram, Orgreave, Cliff richard (in cahoots with the press again) , rhino whip scandal. 

On another note, I remember when I was at the Galatasary v Arsenal UEFA cup final in copenhagen in i think 2000 and we were attacked for 3 days straight by them and that other **** Piers Morgan lied and printed our photos and photos of my mates saying we caused it and published photos of us merely defending ourselves.  My mates lost their jobs at Consignia (new name for royal mail at the time) got sacked and on tribunal appeal got their jobs back and a pay off but they were never taken back even though the tribunal said they had to.  Other mates werent so lucky and lost ther jobs and hit depression, lost their house, family the lot.  Piers morgan for years didnt say ****, it eventually come out we were attacked, defending ourselves and he apologised some 10 years later the c u nt.  Matters not to him, he is still earning and has earned millions since with BGT and GMB etc, my mates are still **** from it.  Oh and he tapped peoples phnes the ****.

Report loui February 10, 2017 8:55 PM GMT
I know the smarmy ****
Report loui February 10, 2017 8:55 PM GMT
I know. The smarmy ****
Report loui February 10, 2017 8:56 PM GMT
Funny how one full stop missing can totally change the meaning lol
Report anxious February 10, 2017 9:00 PM GMT
Unbelievable stuff on here from some people 96 football fans died and the establishment , the police , and the Murdoch right wing filth lied and tried to cover up these deaths and yet some think its ok to say sorry, most fans should never buy this tory filth ever again
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:06 PM GMT
yes your right anxious but why ban the sun now should have done it when it happened
Report Solano1 February 10, 2017 9:07 PM GMT
Thatcherism, anx.
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:09 PM GMT
so when are liverpool football club going to stop taking sky and murdoch's money
Report donny osmond February 10, 2017 9:09 PM GMT
well done liverpool
Report tobermory February 10, 2017 9:10 PM GMT
So the club speaks to The Sun for 29 years and then decides to ban them ?????  wtf

It would be like Teresa May expelling the Argie ambassador for invading The Falklands.



The only significant individual that connects The Sun of 1989 with The Sun of 2017 is Rupert Murdoch.

If Murdoch is the problem then surely Liverpool will be telling Sky their cameras are not welcome and refusing the TV money ?
Report kellydamo February 10, 2017 9:10 PM GMT
Oh one more thing, how is Duckenden still collecting his golden handshake police pension?  Any copper, or anyone in public office (NHS bosses, MP's, civil servants etc)  as soon as you have a disciplinary especially during service you cannot just f ucking resign and collect your pension without any sort of investigation and culpability
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:12 PM GMT
on the brightside i assume no more thommo,walsh,souness,mellor etc,etc on sky,every cloud and all that
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:15 PM GMT
liverpool football club are 28 years too late with this ban makes them look good in the eyes of the people from liverpool but two faced for taking the murdoch money from sky
Report donny osmond February 10, 2017 9:17 PM GMT
why is that doc

sky pay to televise football not to libel the supporters
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:19 PM GMT
whats the difference between giving interviews to the sun and filling their obligations to sky tv via press conferences interviews etc,besides 120 million a year of course,laughing stock we,ll talk if the moneys right making an example of local journo,s trying to do a job
Report TWODOGGS February 10, 2017 9:20 PM GMT
I always think it's good to know in life where you stand with people. And when they didn't have this landmark British legal case on their front page last April in 2016 that told me alot. So they can do one with the 'it's another generation of journo' bollox. Plus if they was really sorry they would never have re-employed that t wat Mckenzie. So it's simple, we don't like u and u don't like us so kindly fk off.

What really gets me is the British public. The tabloid press is the cancer of this land with this scum being the primary tumour. Why do people still buy into it? What a sad state of affairs.
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:20 PM GMT
will the times journo,s be banned
Report anxious February 10, 2017 9:20 PM GMT
Doctor the scousers  stopped by the sun right after 1989 in protest at the despicable lies that were written , I myself am from Manchester but I salute them the people of Liverpool stood against this filth, if it wasn't for the families fighting for the truth does anybody seriously think any kind of justice would have happened
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:22 PM GMT
it's the murdoch press donny inc the times and sky it's all one big group don't you think for one second if sky sports was around during this time and said the same thing that they would stop taking the murdoch sports money
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:25 PM GMT
i have fought the murdoch press over the wapping dispute got arrested on false charges i know what they are like but it's too faced what liverpool football club are during
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:26 PM GMT
are we sure the scousers havnt just banned them from european and cup games, Wink
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:26 PM GMT
it's not about the people from liverpool they are 100 percent right it's the club
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:28 PM GMT
i,m more suprised that they wernt already banned
Report donny osmond February 10, 2017 9:28 PM GMT
they may well have done doc, we cant know , they may have hacked a few players phones too and
they may have hacked a few supporters phones.

people went to a football match, some never got home

the scum libelled them


that is what the ban is about
Report dr . atkins February 10, 2017 9:30 PM GMT
donny so why as it took liverpool football club 28 years to ban the sun newspaper
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:31 PM GMT
the sun have had a solid relationship with l,pool in the 28 years since hillsbrough,says the suns statement
Report 1st time poster February 10, 2017 9:36 PM GMT
on l,pools home form this season theres worse places to banned from
Report donny osmond February 10, 2017 9:36 PM GMT
i dont know doc,

maybe that will come out in due course
Report scandanavian_haven February 10, 2017 9:37 PM GMT
Print press are probably a tenth of the power they used to be in 89.

I agree about piers morgan, after Ian Hislop destroyed him on have I got news for you, he got his reporters to follow and stalk him around his village for weeks, harrassing him and trying to find out any dirt, and at the Leversen enquiry into phone hacking, when interviewed he made sure he his autobiography was on the table in full view of the camera, gutter press.
Report efisio. February 10, 2017 9:40 PM GMT
Better late than never. We might get the Southern softies to remove their organs from the backsides of the Royal Family and the tory scum one day.
Report anxious February 10, 2017 9:46 PM GMT
This filth not only done this they lied about Oagreave too , more filthy lies about working class people  and trying to make out against  families defending their jobs and homes against Thatcher and her evil boot boys
Report kellydamo February 10, 2017 9:51 PM GMT

Feb 10, 2017 -- 9:25PM, dr . atkins wrote:


i have fought the murdoch press over the wapping dispute got arrested on false charges i know what they are like but it's too faced what liverpool football club are during


i remember that mate, a lot of pals involved

Report Solano1 February 10, 2017 10:01 PM GMT
Amen, efisio.
Report TheBetterBettor February 10, 2017 10:18 PM GMT
Italians went to a football match back in 85....39 never got home.  The Liverpool hierarchy at the time blamed the chelsea fans . Which the club has never or made any attempt to make an apology for their false allegations.

Do chelsea ban Liverpool FC from stamford bridge?
Report OnePercenter February 11, 2017 10:12 AM GMT
The Sun ran these stories based on what South Yorkshire police officers told them. They have since apologised.

There is still a lot of anger amongst the relatives of the deceased and that is understandable given the enormity of the tragedy. No one should go to a football match and die.

The deaths were not caused by the Sun. At fault that day were the FA, the local authority, the police and the people pushing. Only when all that is acknowledged can their be closure.
Report DIE LINKE February 11, 2017 11:24 AM GMT
Something must have happened for LFC to take this step, but i imagine we will have to wait until the next issue of Private Eye to find out what exactly.
Report 1st time poster February 11, 2017 12:09 PM GMT
THOMMO on sky now quite happy to take the murdoch shilling,murdoch must be laughing his arse off at these looons
Report GoBallistic February 11, 2017 12:21 PM GMT
Good to see a club support its community.  Increasingly rare these days.  Usually it would be a marketing person saying we can't do that because it would affect our brand blah blah
Report Somerset Sam February 11, 2017 12:32 PM GMT
South Yorkshire Police rightly carried the biggest burden about that tragic day and of course the design of the stadium rightly led to much needed direction and modifications but the thing that has remained with me over all those years and still remains is the role that the Liverpool fans played in that day.

Ive grown up believing that when the gates were opened on police instruction (wrongly of course) there were fans who entered the ground without tickets causing serious ovrcrowding. If that is the case then surely the Liverpool fans in question should hang their haeds in shame at the series of events that their actions caused.
Report efisio. February 11, 2017 12:42 PM GMT
^ Total sh!te.
Report donny osmond February 11, 2017 12:57 PM GMT
a good example of why the scum should be banned

poor sam
Report OnePercenter February 11, 2017 1:15 PM GMT
Ive grown up believing that when the gates were opened on police instruction (wrongly of course) there were fans who entered the ground without tickets causing serious ovrcrowding. If that is the case then surely the Liverpool fans in question should hang their haeds in shame at the series of events that their actions caused.

Of course there were fans without tickets. Even now there are Liverpool fans who boast of getting into matches without tickets so it'd be ludicrous to imagine there were none there that day. I am not saying supporters of other clubs don't try to get in without tickets.

I've been in the stands at OT when there have been 60,000 in the ground and I know there is a lot less elbow room than when there was 57,000 in there so very definitely the fans without tickets must have contributed to the crush.

But from watching the videos it's pretty plain to see that the fans died because of the pushing at the back. Fans desperate to see their side met up with a wholly unsuitable ground with inadequate policing and 96 innocent people died.

I believe because of Hillsborough and other tragedies  it is incumbent on every football supporter to behave themselves at games.
Report salmon spray February 11, 2017 1:29 PM GMT
Jesus somebody who remembers the rhino whip scandal     Shocked
That was before South Yorks existed though.
Report tobermory February 11, 2017 1:31 PM GMT
There were ticketless fans but I doubt that was a factor.

The ground was actually under capacity at the time people were being crushed to death , even the terrace they died on had plenty of room , but the space was in the outside pens.

Anyone walking through the tunnel would naturally go straight in to the centre pen. There was a door to the left leading to the side pen but you just wouldn't be aware as no signs or stewards directing fans that way.

So the stadium was very badly designed for the purpose and it required someone in charge that knew the stadium and knew football.

The guy in charge knew nothing about either ; thought Liverpool were playing against 'Nottinghamshire'
Report TheBetterBettor February 11, 2017 2:04 PM GMT
All this stuff is being dragged up all over again into public domain which aint doing any favours to the victims at all.  By revisiting their memories of that fateful day over and over again

This probably wouldn't have happened if Liverpool fc carried on inviting the sun juno's who already apologised for their actions many moons ago.
Report Wesdag February 11, 2017 2:55 PM GMT
Rather pathetic from LFC.

Lies were told and an apology was made. That should be the end of it - time to move on - especially after 29 years!!
Report DIE LINKE February 11, 2017 3:09 PM GMT
This might help explain why people think the apology was less than sincere.

www.joe.co.uk/sport/fans-are-furious-over-the-sun-front-page-after-the-hills...
Report Platini February 12, 2017 1:13 PM GMT
Liverpool aren't the only club to ban certain sections of the media. One club have even banned the BBC for the last few years Laugh
Report Wesdag February 12, 2017 3:19 PM GMT
What, after the BBC made an allegation more than quarter of a century ago?
Report sixtwosix February 12, 2017 3:32 PM GMT
Banning them in 2017 not 1989 ???????

Most of the current journalists will have been at school , if even born, when the disaster happened.......punishing the wrong people for the sake of punishing somebody comes to mind.
Report ufcdan February 12, 2017 5:38 PM GMT
Better late than never. We might get the Southern softies to remove their organs from the backsides of the Royal Family and the tory scum one day.


Glad your not bitter efisio and just remember it was the southern softies that used t
Report ufcdan February 12, 2017 5:39 PM GMT
Whoops hadn't finished......chase you lot round the streets Laugh
Report GLASGOWCALLING February 12, 2017 11:53 PM GMT
lots of folk saying the rag has said SORRY, i may have missed this, can anyone give me a link with the word SORRY in it. ??  Mischief
Report Dav_vin03 February 12, 2017 11:59 PM GMT
this could turn out to be a counter productive move by Liverpool fc
Report 1830 February 13, 2017 12:15 AM GMT
Expect EVERTON to ban the SCUM in the next few weeks as well.
Report Dav_vin03 February 13, 2017 12:16 AM GMT
from the daily mirror owned Liverpool Echo...




The Sun has been banned from attending all press conferences and football matches at Anfield.

The decision was taken on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Which begs the obvious question - why have they been actually allowed in for the past 28 years?

The answer lies in the very different media landscape which existed in 1989.

Sports departments of national newspapers and their news desks operated very independently of each other.

Independently and often competitively.

Sports writers regularly counted players and senior officials at football clubs as friends as well as contacts and went out of their way to protect those sources. They often fell foul of their news desks as a result.

A sports reporter wouldn't file a story about a player falling out of a bar drunk at 2am, usually because he'd be falling into a cab home with him.

News reporters would frequently tell their sports desk colleagues they weren't 'proper' journalists. It didn't matter to Sports Editors, because those writers delivered the best sports exclusives as a result.

People inside football clubs also treated sports writers and news reporters differently.

They trusted their daily sports contacts, but were suspicious of news reporters.

And that was the mindset at work when the Sun's newsdesk decided to run its infamous headline the week after the disaster.

Phil Thomas took over from Ellis and inherited the goodwill and respect he had generated.

But since the Hillsborough Inquest finally and belatedly delivered a verdict of unlawful killing last year - delivering the first signs of justice at long last - people have demanded accountability.

And that reviled publication has finally been brought to account.
Report TheBetterBettor February 13, 2017 12:18 AM GMT
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lots of folk saying the rag has said SORRY, i may have missed this, can anyone give me a link with the word SORRY in it. ??


Report GLASGOWCALLING February 13, 2017 12:25 AM GMT
thanks for that bb, i was listening to 5live last night and it was said that there was no apology from the paper, obviously there was...

  albeit 20 odd years later. Sad
Report crystalhunt February 13, 2017 12:28 AM GMT
It's nothing to do with the current staff, it's what the paper stands for. How anyone sees the need to buy it anyway,is beyond me.
Report GLASGOWCALLING February 13, 2017 12:31 AM GMT
agree 100 % crystal, i contribute in my own small way by not buying it..  every bit helps.  Happy
Report Dav_vin03 February 13, 2017 12:33 AM GMT
more BBC fake news Glasgow.
BBC has an agenda, shameful for a broadcaster which has a charter to be neutral and fact check its content
Report Dav_vin03 February 13, 2017 12:34 AM GMT
btw, no one buys newspapers anymore

dont even pick up the free metro
Report donny osmond February 13, 2017 10:59 AM GMT
some folk still buy it to see what wimmin look like
Report mincer11 February 13, 2017 1:08 PM GMT
I suppose the Heysel tragedy was nothing to do with Liverpool either, that was someone else's fault as well.
The overcrowding in Hillsborough was due to the fact that people who had no right to be in the ground turned up and werent to be kept out under any circumstances.
We all know the truth about Hillsborough, although the scousers will always have someone else to blame.
Report Wesdag February 13, 2017 4:10 PM GMT
Weird how LFC allowed in Sun reporters for the last 29 years.

Have they only just recently become scum?
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