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Liverpool legend Dalglish BACKING Newcastle local press ban

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish can understand Newcastle United banning the local press.

Dalglish wrote in the Mirror: "I understand some of the outrage about the way Newcastle have banned the local Evening ­Chronicle and its sister papers, The Journal and the Sunday Sun, from St James' Park.

"But I can also see why Mike Ashley and others at the club might have felt things had got personal over the coverage of the recent protest march and they needed to respond.

"I generally had a good ­relationship with the local media in Liverpool, Blackburn and Newcastle when I was the manager in those cities.

"I understood that they had a job to do.

"I hoped they would be supportive, but I also accepted they had to be objective over matters on the pitch.

"There is room for objectivity. It's just that different people have different definitions of what that is.

"But there are some elements of the press that think they have a god-given right to say what they want without any consequences.

"The fact is that is not always going to happen.

"Sometimes there will be repercussions."

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