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Don’t Buy The S*n: Fans Of 70 Football Clubs Pass Motion To Boycott Tabloid Paper

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The usual displays of tribalism and back-and-forth were set aside over the weekend as fans of 70 clubs from the Premier League and Football League called on local retailers and their clubs to ban The Sun newspaper.

At Sunday's annualFootball Supporters Federation summit, a motion calling for the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper to removed from salein shops, supermarkets and other places of business up and down the country was passed unanimously.

‘Confected Outrage From My Enemies In The North-West’ – Kelvin MacKenzie Has Another Dig At Liverpool While Defending His Ross Barkley Hatchet Job

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Less than two weeks after being suspended by The Sun over an unprovoked hatchet job in which he called Ross Barkley "the dimmest footballer" in England before comparing him to "a gorilla in a zoo", Kelvin MacKenzie hasdone it again.

The column receives hundreds of complaints, withMerseyside Police treating it as a racist attack due to Barkley's Nigerian heritage.

Official: Everton Join Liverpool In Banning The Sun From Their Premises In Light Of Deplorable Ross Barkley Attack

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Everton have joined Liverpool in banning The Sun newspaper from their premises in light of columnist Kelvin MacKenzie's appalling hatchet job on Ross Barkley published on Friday.

MacKenzie brandedthe Toffees midfielder as one of England's "dimmest" footballers and likened his "lack of reflection" to that of "a gorilla in a zoo", while an accompanying caption referred to him as "the missing link between man and beast".

Everton: The Sun Suspend Kelvin MacKenzie Over ‘Racist And Prehistoric’ Ross Barkley Hatchet Job

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The Sun have suspended former editor Kelvin MacKenzie over a truly despicable, unprovoked column in which, among other things, Ross Barkley was described as "thick" and "the missing link."

As you're probably aware, McKenzie is utterly loathedon Merseyside for his reprehensible, unrepentant conduct during The Sun's coverage of the Hillsborough disaster and the subsequent 27-year legal battle for justicefought by the victims' families thereafter.

Liverpool football ban The Sun over Hillsborough coverage

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London (AFP) – Liverpool have banned The Sun’s reporters from their stadium and training ground over the tabloid’s coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to AFP on Friday.

Liverpool fans have boycotted the paper ever since it published damaging and subsequently discredited front-page allegations four days after the tragedy, in which 96 of the club’s supporters were crushed to death.

Liverpool football ban The Sun over Hillsborough coverage

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London (AFP) – Liverpool have banned The Sun’s reporters from their stadium and training ground over the tabloid’s coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to AFP on Friday.

Liverpool fans have boycotted the paper ever since it published damaging and subsequently discredited front-page allegations four days after the tragedy, in which 96 of the club’s supporters were crushed to death.

Liverpool Fan Launches Emotional Appeal To Find ‘The Man Who Saved His Life’ At Hillsborough After Spotting Himself In BBC Documentary

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A Liverpool fan has launched an emotional appeal to help track down the man who "saved his life" amid the chaos, carnage and tragic confusion of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Having been inside the ground on that fateful day, Reds supporter Joe Smith was revisiting those painfulHillsborough memorieswhile watching Daniel Gordon's superb BBC documentary earlier in the week when he suddenly caught sight of himself as a eight-year-old boy.

Eammon Holmes Drops Himself In It After Comparing West Ham Fans Chucking Bottles At Man Utd’s Bus To Hillsbrough Disaster

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Eammon Holmes has gone an dropped an almighty clanger after comparing West Ham fans lobbing bottles of beer at Manchester United's team bus (zero casualties) last night to the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died.

Speaking on his Sky News show, Holmes a United fan by trade began by berating the Hammers fans responsible for the moronic scenes outside Upton Park before casually comparing the incident to the worst stadium disaster in the history of British sport.

Justice At Long Last: Inquest Jury Rules 96 Liverpool Fans Were ‘Unlawfully Killed’ At Hillsborough In 1989

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It's taken 27 long years of acute pain and withering strife, but today the inquests have concluded that 96 Liverpool fans were "unlawfully killed" at Hillsborough on 15th April,1989.

The jurors determined that the police were guilty of gross negligence by a 7-2 majority, while also ruling that the behaviour of the Liverpool fans did not contribute to the deaths.

Liverpool Academy Player Jordan Williams In Trouble Over ‘Munich’ Tweet, Claims Account Was Hacked

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Liverpool academy graduate Jordan Williams is the latest footballer to fall victim to the impulses of social media after sending a tweet purporting to mock the 1958 Munich air disaster.

The club have pledged to investigate after the 20-year-old midfielder – currently on loan at Swindon Town – responded to a video of Liverpool supporters celebrating after their 3-1 aggregate win over bitter rivals Manchester United with emojis of an aeroplane and a pair of hands clapping.

Rodgers: Hillsborough Campaigner's Words Inspired Us

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he used the words of Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall to inspire his team to a 3-2 victory at Norwich.
Aspinall's son James died in the tragedy which took the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989.
She spoke during a memorial service at Anfield on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

And Then There Were Two – SY #40

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The Soccer Yanks are back to full monty status, Dave rejoins Dan for another week of dizzying football action: Liverpool's pivotal win over City, Chelsea is in the driver's seat of the big blue bus, underbelly of the beast bottom of the EPL, MLS continues to expand but not all expansion is created equal, and discussing Pep's Bayern and Pep's former Barcelona.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

‘Hillsborough’ Documentary, Live On ESPN At 8pm ET Tonight: Open Thread

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TV viewers in the United States will have a rare opportunity tonight to watch a stunning new documentary about the true story of what happened at the Hillsborough Disaster. Be sure to watch what I consider the most important soccer film ever made, live on ESPN tonight beginning at 8pm ET.

The public in the UK won't get a chance to see the film until next year at the earliest due to the new inquest that began two weeks ago.

The Meaning of Hillsborough 25 Years on

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25 years ago today, 96 Liverpool fans died at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, asphyxiated following a crush in a spectator pen at the Leppings Lane end of the ground. 766 fans in total were injured, 300 of whom required hospitalisation.

The Liverpool v Nottingham Forest F.A. Cup semi-final was abandoned barely six minutes into the match as a tragedy of horrific proportions was being played out across England's airwaves.

Thousands Gather At Anfield For Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

25 years to the day since that awful afternoon in Sheffield, thousands of fans and well-wishers have descended upon Anfield for the Hillsborough 25th anniversary memorial service.

Following his tearful carthasis at the end of Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, Steven Gerrard and the rest of his Liverpool team-mates are in attendance along with many others whose lives were forever changed by the tragic events of April 15th, 1989.

Gone But Never Forgotten In Liverpool

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989.

96 men, women and children lost their lives as a result of the events that unfolded on April 15, 1989 at the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.

Over the last 25 years, the families who lost loved ones and the survivors of the disaster have shown immense dignity and resilience.

Review of ESPN’s Explosive ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary; Will Air On ESPN at 8pm ET Tuesday

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Twenty five years after the Hillsborough Disaster, there are still people who question who was to blame for the tragedy that killed 96 fans. With Tuesday's premiere of 'Hillsborough,' a brand new documentary that will air on ESPN at 8pm ET, the myth that Liverpool fans were to blame can unequivocally be ruled out.

FA announces seven-minute kick-off delays in tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough

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The FA has announced that both FA Cup semi-finals and all Premier League, Football League and Conference matches played on the same weekend will be delayed by seven minutes to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. In tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who last their lives shortly after kick-off in their 1989 [.

‘Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth’: BBC Panorama Episode [VIDEO]

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Tonight BBC One aired the latest Panorama episode, this one entitledHillsborough: How They Buried The Truth.

The episode reveals previously unbroadcast footage that proves that the coroner's ruling that no spectators could have been saved after the 3:15pm time was untrue.

Remembering Hillsborough A note: Originally, this was set to be...

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Remembering Hillsborough

A note:

Originally, this was set to be posted yesterday morning as a commemoration of sorts to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough Tragedy. While polishing the post and gathering a few accompanying photos, Ireceiveda text message alerting me to the fact that something terrible had occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Liverpool Owner Pays Tribute To Hillsborough Families

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Liverpool's principal owner John Henry has praised the perseverance of the Hillsborough families in their campaign for justice, admitting he was "humbled" by their dignity.
The American, significantly making his first appearance at the annual service to remember those who died in the 1989 disaster, gave a reading before addressing thousands assembled on the Kop at Anfield.

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We'll do the match infographic tomorrow, even if that makes it a little less timely. Today's not for football.

Justice for the 96. Never forgotten.

• Hillsborough Justice Campaign
• Hillsborough Family Support Group
• The Hillsborough Football Disaster
• Don't Buy The Sun
• Hillsborough Independent Panel: Disclosed Material and Report
• LFCTV –A Landmark Year (video)
•LFCTV – Never Forgotten
• LFCTV's day-long coverage
• Liverpool FC tribute page
• ITV and BBC documentaries via Liverpool Offside
• Dave Kirby: The Justice Bell

Marking the 24th Year Anniversary Of The Hillsborough Disaster: Justice for the 96

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Today is a day to remember the 96 men, women and children who died as a result of the Hillsborough Disaster that occurred 24 years ago today on April 15, 1989.

If you live in the United States, you may want to observe a minute's silence at 10:06am ET, which is 3:06pm BST in the UK, which is the same time 24 years ago when the tragedy began.

Watch ‘Hillsborough: Never Forgotten’ – The Full-Length TV Documentary [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, BBC2 in Britain premiered a brand-new television documentary that revisits the Hillsborough tragedy in light of the recent findings.

The 90-minute documentary is a haunting and sobering documentary that has a magnetism that pulls you in closer to the subject matter. It's expertly filmed and edited, and I urge you to watch it if you want to not only learn about some of the new findings regarding the Hillsborough tragedy, but also to better understand the terrible fear and horror that the family members had to go through for 23 long years.

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Retro Football: Presenting The Worst Goal Man Utd Have Ever Scored, Against Sheff Wed In 1991 (Video)

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Despite the best efforts of Paul Warhurst to gift them the win, Manchester United ended up losing 3-2 against Sheffield Wednesday in what might loosely be described as a 'thriller' at Hillsborough in October of 1991.

Having gone1-0 down to an early David Hirst strike, it didn't take long for United to restore parity less than two minutes in fact, thanks to Warhurst's superbly weighted through-ball to Brian McClair.

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team has pictures of Stoke fans mocking Munich (including banner).

The Evening News reports on United's Hillsborough tribute.

The Guardian wonders whether Wayne Rooney is the answer to our midfield problems.

Beautifully Red has Van Persie goal and celebration from yesterday in GIF form.

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LISTEN to an Interview With ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary Director Daniel Gordon [AUDIO]

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Listen to our interview with the director of ESPN's 'Hillsborough' documentary, Daniel Gordon. The film will premiere on US television on Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm ET on ESPN.

During the interview with Gordon, he discusses why he made the film, what makes this film different than other ones that have aired before, and how the myth of the Hillsborough Disaster has lasted for 25 years.

Rodgers Issues Hillsborough Plea

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has joined the UK police watchdog in appealing for fans present at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster to help a new investigation.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) put out a plea for witnesses on Wednesday as it examines police conduct in the aftermath of the tragedy with a view to bringing possible criminal charges.

Justice For The 96

The 25th Anniversary Of The Hillsborough Disaster

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster, with the inquests on going I hope the families can finally get some peace and closure after one of the biggest cover ups in English history.
It could have been any club on that sunny afternoon in April 1989. Football fans should stand together when remembering the 96 fans who lost their lives that day.

Post On Behalf Of EAD Solicitors Looking For Hillsborough Witnesses

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I was contacted recently by a group of solicitors who were looking to reach people that were present at Hillsborough or were witnesses to the unfolding disaster. I clearly stated in my response to the solicitors that I did not reside in Liverpool but I did have followers/readers from the city and so I wanted to help them if I could.

Post On Behalf Of EAD Solicitors Looking For Hillsborough Witnesses

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I was contacted recently by a group of solicitors who were looking to reach people that were present at Hillsborough or were witnesses to the unfolding disaster. I clearly stated in my response to the solicitors that I did not reside in Liverpool but I did have followers/readers from the city and so I wanted to help them if I could.

Hillsborough 24 Years On

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The TRUTH is finally out and justice WILL follow.
May the 96 Liverpool fans who tragically lost their lives at Hillsbrough rest in peace and may they never walk alone.
Always in our hearts & minds.

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On The Anniversary Of The First Ibrox Stadium Disaster, Football’s Sombre Roll Call…

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A sombre note today on the anniversary of the first major disaster in football. On 5th April 1902, at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, a section of the stand collapsed during a match, killing 26 people and injuring 517 more.

Scotland were playing England in a British Home Championship match at the time when, 51 minutes in, the terracing on the newly-built West Tribune Stand caved in sent hundreds of fans plummeting over 40 feet to the ground.

On This Day In 1999: Rare Ray Of Light As Sheffield Wednesday Hit Five To Wallop Wimbledon

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Gilles De Bilde is challenged by Alan Kimble of Wimbledon (Photo: Ben Radford /Allsport)

It hadn't been a good start to the 1999/2000 Premier League season for Sheffield Wednesday. Over the course of the first nine games of the campaign, the team had failed tochalk up a single win.

ESPN’s ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary And 30 For 30 Soccer Stories Now Available On Netflix

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ESPN's explosive Hillsborough documentary as well as six other films from ESPN's 30 For 30 Soccer Series are now available for viewing via Netflix's streaming service in the United States.

All seven films have covered a range of topics including national tragedies in Ireland and England to the disappearance of the Jules Rimet Trophy, each as exciting and different as the last.

Running: Corriendo por mi, corriendo por las memorias

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15 de Abril del 2013.

Es un día que se está convirtiendo cada vez más difícil de olvidar. Desperté a correr como últimamente hago. No los engaño, practiqué deporte muchos años de vida, pero tenía casi una década sin tener el hábito de hacer ejercicio, opté por correr, opté por el running.

Joey Barton: The enigmatic figure of English football

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Joey Barton: The enigmatic figure of English football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Apart from his footballing skills, what sets Joey Barton apart from the rest are his antics off the field and no other footballer (bar Mario Balotelli) can divide opinions as much as the Marseille midfielder does.