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Tranmere join Liverpool and Everton in confirming The Sun is banned from club

Date Posted,April 20, 2017

Tranmere Rovers have confirmed there is a ‘de facto’ ban in place against The Sun.

Everton banned the newspaper from its premises last week after an offensive article about Ross Barkley and the people of Merseyside.

The Sun has been reviled in Liverpool since its coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, which saw reporters banned from Anfield and the club’s training ground.

And National League side Tranmere have revealed a ban has been in place for at least two years – which will continue following the recent events.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

A club statement read: “The Sun does not generally report on National League games and as such Sun reporters have never been present at the cub for the past two seasons

“Furthermore, we can confirm that any requests for interviews or comments by the Sun have been declined. There has therefore been a de facto ban in place at least since 2015.

“As a club we absolutely deplore the paper’s disgraceful reporting of the Hillsborough disaster.

“The recent story published by the Sun containing comments were made which were both racist and deeply offensive to Merseysiders shows that the paper continues to treat the people of Liverpool with contempt, and as such the de facto ban on the paper will remain in place.”

A News UK spokesman said Sun columnist Kelvin MacKenzie had been suspended from the paper following the article on Everton midfielder Barkley.

Tranmere sit second in the National League table with two games to play and will hope to reach League Two through the play-offs.

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