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Liverpool legends Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan hailed over TV show boycott

Northern Ireland-based Liverpool supporters have hailed a decision by two club legends to pull out of a TV show sponsored by The Sun newspaper.

Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan had been expected to take part in RTÉ's Premier Soccer Sunday this weekend.

The pair dramatically pulled out last night after it emerged The Sun sponsors the show.

Liverpool supporters and players have boycotted The Sun since 1989 when the paper claimed that club fans pickpocketed and urinated on victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Pat McDermott from the West Belfast Liverpool Supporters Club welcomed the pair’s stand.

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