The Sun slammed for faux outrage over Liverpool duo visiting strip club [Tweets]
The Sun is the biggest newspaper in the UK but everyone knows that people in Liverpool don’t buy the publication and more than likely never will.
That has been the case for decades given how Kelvin MacKenzie, editor of the Sun between 1981 and 1994, covered the Hillsborough disaster on April 15, 1989.
However, this weekend, the Sun set off Liverpool fans again by claiming Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana visited a strip club during England’s recent international break.
Big deal, right? No. Not really.
The story appeared on the Sun’s front page.
Just what part of this story outrages the newspaper that uses naked women as a sales ploy? pic.twitter.com/LVfn8YP52O— Dan Levene (@danlevene) 20 November 2016
It’s hardly a crime to visit a strip club when given a night off during international duty? Is this just another small, gossip section story, blown out of proportion by the English press? Will other newspapers attack it in the same manner as the Sun?
The fact of the matter is when Wayne Rooney was slammed for drinking into the early hours (on the same night), his fellow England teammates should have come out in support of their captain. Not hide as if they all sat in their rooms watching tactical footage of Spain before playing the former World Cup winners.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the story.
Rooney's comments are SPOT ON. It's a disgrace what the media have done. The Mail & Sun in particular are only fit for toilet paper??— Mark Crockett (@barcabaggies) 19 November 2016
Reporting that footballers visited a strip club isn't public interest journalism, its gratuitous snitching.— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) 20 November 2016
You've just dismantled journalism . Most of the stories I read are from agents , moles or others snitching! https://t.co/ZwHVBb4ynL— Gary Neville (@GNev2) 20 November 2016