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Tyler criticised for ‘exceptionally crass’ Hillsborough comments by Liverpool mayor

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Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has been criticised for his comments suggesting the Hillsborough disaster was linked to “other hooligan related issues”.

“Martin has since apologised for the comment and clarified that these were separate examples and he did not intend to conflate the two.” In a post on Twitter, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram said that Tyler’s comments on the disaster were “exceptionally crass”.

97 Liverpool fans unlawfully lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 with two police forces paying damages to victims last year after a cover-up to minimise the blame placed on the force.



We weren’t that long after Hillsborough and other hooligan related issues as well, so it was very much a difficult time for the game generally.” The BBC apologised in a statement, which read: “We regret that we did not robustly challenge Martin Tyler on a comment which appeared to link Hillsborough and hooliganism.



Stop pretending Manchester City and Liverpool have been ‘inseparable’ since Guardiola When asked about the early days, Tyler said: “It was very pioneering.

There is no connection at all between the Hillsborough disaster and hooliganism – I know that, and I was not implying that there was.

“These are two separate issues.
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