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Post-Hillsborough Sun overlooks Liverpool idiots to focus on sales

by | 25th, September 2012

THE new Scouse-friendly Sun’s report on the Liverpool v Manchester United match is illuminating. The game was the first Liverpool home match since the official report proved the police had lied over Hillsborough, forcing the Sun to apologise for its willing and compliant broadcast of those lies.

Whereas the Daily Mail led with “Halsey suffers sick abuse”, news that the match’s referee has been targeted by footy fans hoping he and his wife die of cancer (he is surived one brush with the dread disease; she has been diagnosed with it), the Sun leads with a “VICTORY FOR FOOTBALL”.

Whereas other papers looked at the few numbskulls who stirred up old hatreds –

“Much to warm the heart, but idiots ensured this was not a unifying event” – The Times.

“No escape: Anfield day of reconciliation marred by fans’ taunts” – The Daily Telegraph.

“Defeat and chants tarnish a celebration of justice”- The Guardian.

– the Sun has Alan Shearer telling readers it was all about “paying Liverpool the ultimate respect”, and retracing Liverpool’s “blazing trail” through Europe.

The Sun does, however, spot one “numpty“who spoilt the perfection. No, not the Liverpool fan who spread his wings like a Munich airplane and dived towards the Manchester United fans behing held back after the match; and not the United fans who sang about justice for Heysel in reply. The numpty was Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey, who got sent off.

Anyone think the Sun is trying to win hearts, minds and sales in Liverpool?



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