‘Get Eamonn Holmes sacked!’ Reds rage on Twitter after United-loving journo’s on-air Hillsborough stupidity

Eamonn Holmes was never popular among Liverpool fans.

After all, he is your typical celebrity Manchester United supporter and never shuts up about them (when they’re playing well).

But now Kopites have a reason to be seriously justified in their distain for the Irish journalist.

For last night, Holmes made a pretty awful comment live on Sky News.

Discussing the trouble at Upton Park, where West Ham fans were seen attacking the Man United team bus, Holmes said: “This is going back to the 70s and to the 80s, the type of thing you were seeing that was bad about Hillsborough, for instance.”

Even if it were not deliberate, Holmes seems to link Hillsborough to hooliganism, which is stupid – if nothing else.

Because a man who works in news should know that last month it was ruled that the 96 victims at Hillsborough were unlawfully killed, and that the behaviour of the Liverpool fans did not contribute to the deaths.

Holmes took to Twitter to apologise, but he said sorry in a somewhat snaky manner – by blaming the media for their portrayal of his comment.

Understandably, the rest of Twitter was pretty unhappy with Holmes.

Many users called for him to be sacked.

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