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Hillsborough: The Sun 'profoundly sorry' over false fan conduct reports

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13 Sep 2012 07:00:33

Hillsborough: The Sun 'profoundly sorry' over false fan conduct reports

The tabloid's front page four days after the 1989 tragedy included unsubstantiated police claims that Liverpool fans had urinating on rescue workers and officers and pickpocketing victims.

The Sun's report caused widespread revulsion in the city and led to an almost-total boycott of the paper on Merseyside that still exists to this day.

Unlike a number of other newspapers, which made clear that they were reporting police claims about the fans' conduct, The Sun reported the claims as established fact.

In light of the damning report yesterday, the newspaper's editor at the time, Kelvin MacKenzie, offered his profuse apologies for the story's headline, The Truth, which he wrote.


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