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21st Oct, 2016 | 11:54am

Liverpool fans united as newspaper campaign trends on Twitter

By Emma Sanders

Liverpool fans united on Thursday night to get the hashtag #DontBuyTheSun trending on Twitter across the UK.

The campaign was successful as the hashtag topped the Twitter trends after the tweets kicked off at 7pm.

Following the Hillsborough disaster on April 15th 1989, supporters of the families who lost loved ones have fought to shut down the Sun newspaper.

During an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, 96 Reds’ fans died after a tragedy occurred in the away stand.

The Sun newspaper ran a front page story which blamed Liverpool fans for the responsibility of the deaths.

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However, the paper has since been forced to apologise after recent court findings have begun to reveal the true events of that day.

For 27 years, the Hillsborough Family Support Group have campaigned for justice in court and the football club and its supporters have long called for The Sun to be shut down.

The latest campaign was another attempt to raise awareness of the disaster and to encourage readers across the UK not to buy the newspaper.

Recently, high-profile media correspondents, Colin Murray and Tony Barrett have left their posts at TalkSport and The Times due to involvement from the owners of The Sun newspaper.

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