Eamonn Holmes has publicly apologised after being accused of comparing the Hillsborough tragedy of 1989 to thugs pelting a Manchester United bus last night as they arrived in West Ham.
The tv presenter and his co-hosts were discussing last nights events at the West Ham Stadium, where abuse and smoke bombs were hurled at the Man United bus as it arrived at the stadium.
During the discussion the presenter commented, “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.”
After this comment Eamonn faced a back lash on social media.
Eamonn took to Twitter defend himself when he was made aware of the upset, “Just being made aware of someone trying to use me to stir up trouble re The Hillsborough disaster. How low, how disgusting.”
However, over the course of 35 minutes he became more apologetic and understanding, “If anyone concluded anything different my humblest & most honest apologies. I am a huge supporter of The Hillsborough struggle for justice.”