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7 minutes ago, Big E said:

Think FV have got lifting the ban on the sun wrong. Why bother in the first place. 

I’m not that arsed. I would never buy a tabloid for an in-depth football report about a third tier team anyway.

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13 minutes ago, Big E said:

Think FV have got lifting the ban on the sun wrong. Why bother in the first place. 

All explained perfectly well by Sharon Brittan here:

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/24096811.bolton-wanderers-chairman-rescinds-ban-sun-newspaper/

“Earlier this year, we grieved for the loss of one of our own when Mr Iain Purslow sadly passed away after watching his beloved team,” Ms Brittan wrote. “My thoughts, and those of everybody connected to the club, will always remain with Iain’s family and friends.

“The way we all united – and let’s not forget the Cheltenham Town supporters – to show dignity and warmth was heart-warming. Bolton Wanderers is a family and we share and enjoy the good times and work through those challenging and sad moments.

“In the aftermath of Iain’s passing, The Sun newspaper published an article that, without question, was insensitive and caused significant distress to Iain’s family and everybody associated with Bolton Wanderers. In response, I took the immediate step of withdrawing the newspaper’s media privileges.

“However, in the days following, I was in active dialogue with Victoria Newton, the paper’s Editor in Chief. It’s crucial for me to share that, during these discussions, I sensed a genuine remorse from here and on behalf of the newspaper. The public apology which was subsequently in the paper was sincere, and I believe it was a step towards making reparation for the anguish the original article caused.

“Furthermore, Victoria took the initiative to speak with Iain’s family, offering a personal apology. This act of contrition and her willingness to directly face those hurt by their action is notable.

“Victoria also assisted the club in contacting photographic agencies to request that those images which the family found distressing were removed from their libraries.

“As many of you are aware, I believe in offering second chances, especially when there is a demonstrable commitment to learn from mistakes. Keeping this principle in mind, and after careful consideration and speaking with Iain’s family, I decided to rescind the ban on the newspaper. This means they will be allowed to return to the press box on matchdays at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

“Additionally, in a gesture of goodwill, the newspaper committed to making a donation to a charity chosen by Iain’s family.

“I understand that the initial article caused dismay and anger among us all; it was a sentiment I shared wholeheartedly. However, I firmly believe in the power of forgiveness and moving forward together. This decision is not about forgetting the hurt caused but about giving a chance for redemption and learning.”

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I agree with the sentiment of learning from mistakes and second chances. Our clubs support of Dion when comments came out from his teenage years was a good example.

But we all know the Sun won’t learn from this. They’ll have run similar headlines since and they won’t be stopping anytime soon. Like clockwork. It’s how they make their money, which they will continue to do until people stop giving them second chances. 

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16 minutes ago, London Wanderer said:

I agree with the sentiment of learning from mistakes and second chances. Our clubs support of Dion when comments came out from his teenage years was a good example.

But we all know the Sun won’t learn from this. They’ll have run similar headlines since and they won’t be stopping anytime soon. Like clockwork. It’s how they make their money, which they will continue to do until people stop giving them second chances. 

Fuck The Sun. The only way it dies is if people stop buying/reading it. Which isn't going to happen, because they know exactly what their clientele want to hear, regardless of reality.

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