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SPORTS

Television presenter in ‘hot soup’ after linking Manchester United incident

SPORTS By Mirror | May 12th 2016
Eamonn Holmes

Manchester United fans have condemned Television presenter Eamonn Holmes, calling him to apologise over bizarre statements he made linking West Ham fans' attack on the club’s bus to the Hillsborough disaster.

Eamonn linked the bus attack that saw bottles and other missiles thrown at United's bus at Upton Park on Tuesday night, with Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people died, morning after United’s match with West Ham.

"Now this is going back to the 70s and to the 80s to everything you were seeing that was bad about Hillsborough for instance." Said Eamonn.

Furious fans went on twitter, criticising the 56-year-old and calling upon him to apologise for his comments.

Peter Rice tweeted the presenter and said: “Apologise now for your Hillsborough comment re WHU incident.”

Alan Carter wrote: “Hillsborough had nothing to do with hooliganism, stop associating last night with this tragedy.”

Mikey Stones posted a video clip of the comments and wrote: “Why after 27 years of proving it, have you just compared what happened at Hillsborough to hooliganism?”

However, Holmes defended his claims saying that have been twisted. He tweeted: "Just being made aware of someone trying to use me to stir up trouble re The Hillsborough disaster. How low, how disgusting.

"The Hillsborough families have suffered enough without distasteful sniping like this. For the record there is no comparison between events last night at West Ham and Hillsborough.

"On the programme I was trying to talk about images we never ever want to see again."

 

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