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Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie dumped by Telegraph after 'Alan Hansen protest'

The Match of the Day pundit voiced his displeasure.

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LIVERPOOL FC LEGEND Alan Hansen played a central role in the departure of former The Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie from his role at the Telegraph, it has been revealed.

MacKenzie was responsible for the infamous front page story — headlined ‘The Truth’ — which pinned the blame of the Hillsborough disaster on Liverpool fans.

He was hired but dropped by the paper, having written just one column, after a wave of complaints from readers.

And today Roy Greenslade reports in the Guardian that the decision was made by Telegraph bosses because of strong opposition to the new appointment from the sports desk — particularly from the Match of the Day pundit, Hansen.

The former Scotland international played in the FA Cup semi-final in 1989 at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground and has been an advocate for the justice campaign since.

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