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Colin Murray quits talkSPORT over News Corp purchase of radio station and relationship with The Sun

Published 13/07/2016

Colin Murray
Colin Murray
Colin Murray poses with fans in France during the Euros

Colin Murray has quit as a presenter on the radio station talkSPORT.

The Northern Ireland man has taken the decision over the recent takeover of the station by the Rupert Murdoch owned News Corp and its relationship with The Sun.

Murray is a Liverpool supporter and fans of the Merseyside club have boycotted the paper over its reporting of the Hillsborough disaster.

More: Hillsborough inquests conclude 96 people killed unlawfully and fans not to blame for disaster

After starting out in journalism in Belfast, the radio presenter worked with the BBC at Radio One and on Match of the Day 2.

He was offered a contract with talkSPORT until 2019. His last show will be on September 2.

News Corp bought talkSPORT and a number of other radio stations from the Wireless Group - which was previously UTV before its takeover by ITV.

The 39-year-old made the announcement on Twitter. He signed off with #JFT96 (Justice for the 96) in reference to those who died in the 1989 football tragedy.

 

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