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People Are Furious Over The S*n's Front Page Today

People Are Furious Over The S*n's Front Page Today

Rightfully so.

Liam Bond

Liam Bond

After 27 years and a two-year-long inquest, everything that we had known all along about the Hillsborough disaster was finally confirmed yesterday.

The 96 people who tragically lost their lives while watching a football game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989 were unlawfully killed.

Justice, or at least truth, at last.

The S*n came under fire after the tragedy for abhorrently claiming that some fans had 'picked pockets of victims', 'urinated on cops', and that some even beat up a policeman giving the 'kiss of life'. To this day, the paper is still referred to as 'The Scum' in Liverpool.

After the longest jury case in British legal history came to a close yesterday, The S*n had their chance to show genuine remorse for their actions. They didn't take it.

However, there was a mention of the verdict on pages 8 and 9. How nice of them.

The article read:

"The supporters were not to blame. But the police smeared them with a pack of lies which in 1989 The Sun and others in the media swallowed whole.

"We apologised prominently 12 years ago, again four years ago on the front page, and do so unreservedly again now."

Here are a couple of examples of how it should have been reported:

On Thursday, The S*n's former editor, Kelvin MacKenzie, who oversaw the original story being published, apologised for all the 'hurt' the lies had caused.

He said in a statement:

"Today's verdicts are an important step in obtaining justice for the victims. My heart goes out to those who have waited so long for vindication.

"As I have said before, the headline I published was wrong and I am profoundly sorry for the hurt it caused."

Too little, too late, Kelvin.

RIP to the 96. You'll never walk alone.


Words by Liam Bond

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