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We Urge Fellow Blues To Boycott The Sun & NOTW

We Urge Fellow Blues To Boycott The Sun & NOTW

Rupert Murdoch and his UK tabloids, The Sun and The News Of The World are currently waging a war campaign against Manchester City Football Club, but why?


I Hate Being A Footballer - written and published by Aidan Magee believes Carlos Tevez is seriously thinking about walking away from football forever. Oh really? Story described by VMC is negative.

Joe Hart Goes On A Bender - another example of trying to sell a story when 5 million plus of us go on a bender every weekend. Story described by VMC is negative.

Mancini Launches A Four Letter Rant At Tevez - Neil Curtis and Shaun Custis report that City boss Mancini was heard screaming: 'Go **** your mother' before ordering the striker to shut up because he was the boss. The row erupted at half-time during City's 2-1 win at Eastlands. Story described by VMC is negative.

I could go on but to be honest I think I may have made my point.

I appreciate the tabloids have to sell newspapers but why, especially are the Sun and the NOTW going to press with what appears to be total negativity against MCFC?

On the other hand I'm sure their respective sports editors could turn this story on its head and say they're trying to produce fair and balanced stories, however, I sometimes wonder.

I also hear the club are considering revoking press passes to anyone associated with News International. Perhaps someone could clarify this.

Vital Manchester City would like to hear from fellow Blues. Is it just me who thinks the aforementioned papers have it in for MCFC?

If you think we Citizens should boycott The Sun and the News of the World then all I ask is that you leave the comment, 'boycott' in the comments section directly below this article.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday October 10 2010
Time: 6:11PM


I'll happily forward any comments onto the respective sports editors should we receive enough replies.
I say...Boycott
10/10/2010 18:20:00
Tabloids have to sell newspapers true, however that’s not good business giving out false information because eventually the truth comes out then the tabloids gain a bad reputation which may result in losing customers.
10/10/2010 18:26:00
10/10/2010 18:27:00
boycott, but the reputation of the S** and NoTW is not the best is it? just ask the liverpool public and The S**, after the stories ti produced over would a boycott actually achieve anything as they will never change... imho
10/10/2010 19:14:00
I take it you all no what happens in the inside of your club? Not saying what the papers write are true but not saying there untrue either because we simply dont no.
10/10/2010 19:26:00
If petitions like this manage to get our voice across then surely its another nail in the coffin for publications such as these feckers. Blimey, we'd all might as well read the Daily Sport (which is the worst paper in the world) than read the garbage the Sun and the NOWT has to offer. Its not the first time these lot have brought jouralism into disrepute and no doubt it will be the last. At least I can go to my grave and say, "I tried."
10/10/2010 19:27:00
Why don't we go one further and urge a boycott of all things Murdoch? Perhaps a few thousand cancelled/unrenewed subscriptions to Sky might have more of an impact than merely not forking out your 50p or whatever those dirty rags cost? I'm getting mighty hacked off with the consistent negative slant given to all things City from every single organ of the Murdoch empire, not just the gutter press part of the Murdoch empire. Technically we should be good for their business, so why they seem to have it in for us is beyond me. BOYCOTT!
10/10/2010 19:41:00
A true ambassador fifthcolumnblue, well said that man. Especially when my Sky subscription has gone up AGAIN, and lets not forget the further increase in Sky TV subscriptions in January when the VAT goes up to 20%. Grrr
10/10/2010 19:47:00
Boycott, sure! Will never buy either anyway! But I do think it's more than a touch paranoid to think this just happens to your club. Those rags would do this to any player / club that's news! NOTW were the ones that provided the recording eqt for the Triesman scandal (but were too shrewd to publish) endangerin our World Cup bid, NOTW were also behind the recent Rooney thing, and recording Spurs players drunk last season etc etc. But quite honestly, we've all heard enogh from the Old Trafford dressing room! But players like Hart, Woodgate, Crouch and Terry getting so disgustingly ratfaced, in public, during the season will always end up in the papers, they know that, and are stupid for letting themselves get caught!
The Horses Mouth
10/10/2010 20:30:00
Why are they doing it? Because the majority of the country wants City to fall on their arse, so negative stories about you sells papers. It's not just City that get it though, positive stories don't sell papers.
10/10/2010 20:45:00
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