Hillsborough families have shared their support for radio presenter Colin Murray who quit his role at talkSPORT after the station was taken over by the owners of The Sun newspaper.
The Liverpool FC and Chester FC fan tweeted a statement to announce his resignation this afternoon following News Corp buying the Wireless Group.
Northern Irishman Murray, who took the Blues to his heart during their plight in 2010 and rise from the ashes while at BBC Radio 5 Live, wrote: "I have resigned from my morning show on talkSPORT due to a change of ownership, with the Wireless Group being bought by News Corp.
"While there are parts of News Corp that aren't a problem, it is the inevitable future working relationship between talkSPORT and The Sun that has made my position unsustainable.
"Commercially, I delivered all-time record ratings and, creatively, I was left alone to mould a show of which I was intensely proud.
"I had been offered a new contract until 2019.
"I shall not be commenting further. #JFT96."
The Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp struck a £220m deal to buy Wireless Group, the owner of talkSPORT.
The organisation also owns The Sun, which is heavily boycotted on Merseyside since it ran its front page headlined “The Truth”, claiming Liverpool fans stole from the dead and urinated on police after the Hillsborough disaster.
At the time of the inquests which ruled the 96 Hillsborough victims were unlawfully killed, Murray said: “Such an emotional morning. Love to the families and friends. After truth and justice should come accountability. #JFT96”.
Charlotte Hennessy was six-years-old when her dad James, of Ellesmere Port, died in the tragedy, and she praised the radio presenter for his actions. She said: “Wow! Now that is loyalty and integrity right there! All the best @ColinMurray #YNWA”.
Lou Brookes, who lost her brother Andrew at Hillsborough in 1989, posted her support for the Northern Irish presenter on Twitter.
The dedicated campaigner said: “Another one who has seen sense where that rag is concerned! #JFT96 #Hillsborough”.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was also quick to praise Murray on Twitter, saying :"A man with principals. Well played, Sir."
Murray, whose last show will be on September 2, was a member of BBC Radio 5 Live when he became involved with the Blues after interviewing Jeff Banks, then City Fans United media officer, about the club's plight and revival.
He donated over £2,000 to the club to have his regular show guests at the time, Pat Nevin and Perry Groves, named as unused substitutes in Chester's squad for the duration of the club's first season as a phoenix club. He also acted as compere at a number of end-of-season awards dinners for the club and was present for the club's first-ever competitive home match as Chester FC, a 6-0 win over Trafford.