- Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:00 am #503084
This must have been done with through gritted teeth...
No apology to the people of Liverpool who were also insulted. No change there then.On April 14 we published a piece in the Kelvin MacKenzie column about footballer Ross Barkley which made unfavourable comparisons between Mr Barkley and a gorilla.
At the time of publication, the paper was unaware of Ross Barkley’s heritage and there was never any slur intended.
As soon as his background was drawn to our attention, the article was removed from online.
We have been contacted by lawyers on behalf of Ross Barkley, who has made a formal complaint about the piece.
The Sun has apologised for the offence caused by the piece.
We would like to take this opportunity to apologise personally to Ross Barkley.