Colin Murray quits talkSPORT after The Sun's owners complete takeover - Twitter reacts

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Twenty-seven years on from the Hillsborough disaster and Liverpool fans still resent The Sun newspaper.

The daily tabloid published a highly controversial and insulting story, called "The Truth", in the aftermath, claiming that fans pickpocketed the dead and urinated on police.

Of course, said accusations were completely false.


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Such is the distaste amongst Liverpool's devoted supporters that talkSPORT presenter Colin Murray has quit the radio station after News Corp, owners of The Sun and The Times, bought the company for £220 million.

Murray refused to disclose why exactly he wouldn't work under the new owners, but he did release a statement on Twitter.

It read: "I have resigned from my morning show on talkSPORT, due to a change of ownership, with the Wireless Group being bought by News Corp.

"While there are parts of News Corp that aren't a problem, it is the inevitable future working relationship between talkSPORT and The Sun that has made my position unsustainable.

"Commercially, I delivered all-time record ratings and, creatively, I was left alone to mould a show of which I was intensely proud. I had been offered a new contract until 2019.

"Sincere thanks to Scott, Liam, Steve, Dennie, Kathryn and those I've worked with, plus to my wonderful cast of co-presenters. I cannot thank you enough.

"Most importantly, thanks for listening. My last talkSPORT show will be on September 2nd.

"I shall not be commenting further. #JFT96."

And here's how Twitter - including Gary Lineker and Greg James - responded:

A spokeswoman for talkSPORT has also commented on Murray's departure.

“It is with much regret that, after three years of working with us, Colin Murray has taken the decision to move on from his presenting role at talkSPORT this September," she said.

“Colin has been a fantastic asset to the station and, while we respect his decision, we will be very sorry to lose him. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Murray insisted he wouldn't comment further on his decision, but referencing the "Justice for the 96" slogan says it all about he feels towards The Sun.

His announcement follows on from the news that former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore's contract at talkSPORT wouldn't be renewed.

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