Monday 24 April 2017

Colin Murray cites Hillsborough disaster as he quits talkSPORT in response to purchase by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp

Colin Murray has quite Talk Sport after its parent company was bought by News Corp
Colin Murray has quite Talk Sport after its parent company was bought by News Corp

Tom Rooney

As a response to News Corp's acquisition of its parent company and in solidarity with the families and victims of the Hillsborough disaster, Colin Murray has left his morning radio show on talkSport.

Murray, 39, announced his decision via Twitter, claiming that he could not partake in ‘the future working relationship’ of talkSport  and the British tabloid the Sun, also owned by New Corps.

A lifelong Liverpool fan, Murray singed off on his post by using the #JFT96, in reference to the 96 people who died in Hillsborough in 1989. The Sun’s coverage of the tragedy remains a source of great malcontent.

Murray, who has worked on Match of the  Day 2, as well doing NFL coverage for Channel 4, leaves the station after three years.

The Wireless Group, talkSport's hitherto parent company, was purchased by News Corp for £220m, as announced last month.

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