Ex-Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has revealed a talk he had with then Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
After The Sun falsely accused Liverpool fans of pick-pocketing and urinating on the dying, Mackenzie rang Dalglish asking how he could “resolve the problem”.
Dalglish told him: “See the headline that you put in, ‘THE TRUTH’? Just have another one as big: ‘WE LIED. SORRY.’”
“Kenny, we can’t do that,” said Mackenzie, to which Dalglish replied: “I can’t help you then.”
Dalglish said in his autobiography, serialised in the Daily Mirror: “He simply didn’t realise the offence he’d caused to a grieving city.”
(Source: The Mirror)
This article appears in issue 252 of Media Digest.