English batsman Ben Stokes slammed the Sun newspaper’s front-page story about his family calling it “extremely painful, sensitive” and the “lowest form of journalism”.
In a statement, Stokes said, “for more than three decades, my family has worked hard to deal with the private trauma inevitably associated with these events.” He further added, “the Sun thinks it is acceptable to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page.”
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) September 17, 2019
“To use my name as an excuse to shatter the privacy and private lives of – in particular – my parents is utterly disgusting.
“This is the lowest form of journalism, focused only on chasing sales with absolutely no regard for the devastation caused to lives as a consequence. It is totally out of order”.
“The article contains serious inaccuracies which has compounded the damage caused. We need to take a serious look at ho we allow our press to behave,” the World Cup winner wrote.