Dead at 83, Tory MP who blamed the fans for Hillsborough in notorious Sun front page

Tory MP who blamed the fans for Hillsborough in notorious Sun front page dies aged 83Sir Irvine Patnick accused Liverpool fans of causing HillsboroughThe former Tory MP later apologised for his comments | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 30 December 2012 The former MP accused of saying Liverpool fans caused the Hillsborough tragedy has died aged 83. Sir Irvine Patnick represented Sheffield Hallam – now Nick Clegg’s constituency – from 1987 to 1997. He was criticised in the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report in September, which named him as The Sun newspaper’s source for its ‘The Truth’ story, smearing Liverpool fans after the disaster in which 96 died.