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Tranmere Rovers confirm "de-facto" ban of the The Sun

Vanarama National League club Tranmere Rovers have announced that they have declined interview and comment requests from The Sun and have confirmed their stance towards the national newspaper.

Following on from last week's news that Premier League neighbours Everton have banned the publication from their training ground and Goodison Park, Rovers have been asked for their views towards The Sun.

They have now confirmed that a "de-facto" ban is in place and has been for the past two seasons.

A club statement read "We have been asked to clarify the Club's position in relation to the Sun newspaper.

"The Sun does not generally report on National League games and as such Sun reporters have never been present at the Club for the past 2 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"

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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