Sun slammed for front page showcasing Arsenal shirt on London terrorist

Arsenal fans have called for a boycott of the British tabloid after the paper decided to focus on the fact that one of the men ultimately shot dead by police appeared to be wearing an Arsenal shirt.

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An odd detail to focus on... The Sun has come under fire for featuring the fact that one of the London terrorists was wearing an Aresnal shirt Source: Twitter

The horrific attack started on London Bridge, with a van swerving into and knocking down pedestrians before the three suspects got out and began stabbing people indiscriminatingly around the Borough markets.

Within eight minutes of the police being alerted to the attack, all three men had been killed.

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A number of the British newspapers chose to publish a picture of the three attackers on the ground after police had shot them dead.

The Sun were one of the outlets to use the image, but decided to use the headline to draw attention to the fact that the man lying nearest to the camera was wearing an Arsenal shirt.

In the wake of the publication, droves of fans have denounced the tabloid on social media, with calls for Arsenal to ban the Sun from future media dealings.

The club is yet to release any statement or comment on the paper's publication.

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Published 5 June 2017 at 9:06pm
Source: SBS The World Game