Sun columnist MacKenzie suspended over Barkley article

Ross Barkley

Columnist Kelvin MacKenzie has been suspended by The Sun after he expressed “wrong” and “unfunny” views about the people of Liverpool.

In an article published on Friday, MacKenzie compared Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, who has a grandfather born in Nigeria, to a “gorilla”.

He said men with similar “pay packets” in Liverpool were “drug dealers”.