Colin Murray quits talkSPORT because of Newscorps’ links with ‘The Sun’

Colin Murray.
Colin Murray.

Northern Irish DJ, Colin Murray, has quit talkSPORT after the radio station was bought over by Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp.

Murray, (39), who hosts a popular morning programme, said his position had become “unsustainable” after Newscorp, which also owns ‘The Sun’ bought talkSPORT from the Wireless Group.

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ went public with his decision on social media website, Twitter, on Wednesday afternoon.

Murray, a life-long Liverpool supporter, concluded his Tweet with the hashtag #JFT96 which is a symbol of solidarity with all those who lost loved ones as a result of the Hillsborough disaster in April 1989.

Liverpool fans, Murray included, have boycotted ‘The Sun’ after the way in which it reported the Hillsborough disaster.

Four days after the disaster, ‘The Sun’ splashed with the headline ‘The Truth’ and accused Liverpool football fans of stealing from the dead and urinating on police - all of which were completely untrue.

Murray was born in Dundonald just outside Belfast in the 1970s and made his name with BBC Radio 1 before moving on BBC 5 Live Sport.

Murray hosted BBC’s ‘Match of the Day 2’ television programme before he moved on to talkSPORT.

Murray’s last day at talkSPORT will be on September 2.