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Tranmere Rovers join Everton, Liverpool banning The Sun

Tranmere Rovers have announced they've banned The Sun newspaper from the club's facilities.

Tranmere have joined Merseyside neighbours Liverpool and Everton banning the outlet in support of the two local giants.

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 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."

The Rovers statement went on to reference a recent comment piece from Kelvin MacKenzie which took aim at Blues midfielder Ross Barkley and the people of Merseyside as a whole, after slamming their 'deplorable' coverage of Hillsborough 28 years ago.

"As a club we absolutely deplore the paper's disgraceful reporting of the Hillsborough disaster," they added.

"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."

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