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Colin Murray leaves talkSPORT following takeover by The Sun's owners News Corp

Colin Murray has left talkSPORT 

Colin Murray has left the radio station talkSPORT ahead of its acquisition by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and said the business' ownership of The Sun newspaper made his position "unsustainable".

In a statement released on Twitter, the 39-year-old presenter - a well-known Liverpool fan - used the hashtag #JFT96, in tribute to the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough tragedy.

Some Liverpool fans continue to boycott the Sun after it printed front page claims in 1989 that the club's fans urinated on police, pick-pocketed dead victims and prevented officers giving the kiss of life to some victims at Hillsborough.

The paper's editor at the tme, Kelvin MacKenzie, later apologised and called the coverage "a fundamental mistake".

A spokeswoman for talkSPORT said: "It is with much regret that, after three years of working with us, Colin Murray has taken the decision to move on from his presenting role at talkSPORT this September.

"Colin has been a fantastic asset to the station and, while we respect his decision, we will be very sorry to lose him. We wish him all the best for the future."

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