World Cup Russia 2018


Front pages of The Sun and The Times anger people following Hillsborough verdict

Published 2 Comments

Football News

People on social media have reacted with fury after both The Sun and The Times opted against mentioning the Hillsborough Disaster verdict on their front pages of Wednesday’s editions.

News that a jury had agreed 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed is widely regarded as the biggest story of the day and features on the front pages of the Mirror, the Independent, the Guardian and the Daily Mail amongst others.

It also occupies top spot on the BBC News website, so the fact both The Sun and The Times have opted against featuring the story on their front pages has angered and confused many people.


Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article:

It’s currently unclear where the Hillsborough story features in both newspaper, but that should become clear tomorrow.

The Sun, of course, was the publication that notoriously helped spread lies about the victims who perished on that ill-fated day in 1989 with their infamous headline ‘The Truth’.

The Sun's front page

The Times' front page

Compare it to the Mirror's front page...

The Sun's message (on Page 10)

People react on Twitter

Justice for the 96

Liverpool supporters have refused to buy The Sun ever since and this latest decision will do little to improve their opinion of the popular British newspaper.

Relatives and friends of the 96 people who lost their lives 27 years ago were seen celebrating outside the court following Tuesday’s verdict.

After more than a quoter-of-a-century of campaigning, justice had finally been served.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Steven Gerrard
England Football
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again