Everton have made the decision to ban The Sun newspaper from club premises, they have announced on Twitter.
It was done in the wake of a controversial article published by the newspaper this week regarding the incident last weekend that saw Ross Barkley assaulted in a Liverpool club.
Club Statement: pic.twitter.com/xDkptbbamk
— Everton (@Everton) April 15, 2017
The newspaper is now banned by both Liverpool clubs after the red side of the city ended any relationship because of their coverage of the Hillsborough disaster. Today is the anniversary of that tragic day.
The vast majority of the football world have commended the club for their actions while some pleaded with the Toffees to reverse the decision claiming banning the whole publication isn’t the solution.
As we always knew.
The People's Club.
Nil Satis, Nisi Optimum.
Thank you Everton, thank you. https://t.co/r6U4V8WaAy
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) April 15, 2017
Appropriate sanction to indefensible article https://t.co/bNyXcX2dBn
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) April 15, 2017
What Kelvin MacKenzie wrote about Barkley + Liverpool was crass + ignorant. Timing of it was sick. But banning a newspaper isn't the answer
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) April 15, 2017
— ⒿⒶⓂⒺⓈ™ (@40YardGerrard) April 15, 2017
— kenny janes (@kenneth_reggie) April 15, 2017
Well done Everton FC
Brilliant ??? pic.twitter.com/Nsul3wjg4k
— Pitchka (@pitchkasport) April 15, 2017
Everton play Burnley this afternoon as they look to close the gap on the teams above them. A win would take them above a struggling Arsenal side who can’t buy a win at the moment. It would also, for the time being at least, see them leapfrog Manchester United with the Reds facing Chelsea tomorrow.