England cricket hero Ben Stokes has branded The Sun paper”immoral and heartless” after they printed a story about a family catastrophe 31 decades back.
The all-rounder, that was essential to England published a statement after the post featured in the tabloid on Tuesday to the narrative on Twitter.
He wrote:”Now The Sun has seen fit to release extremely debilitating, sensitive and individual details about events from the personal lives of my loved ones heading back 31 years.
“it’s really hard to find words that adequately describe such poor and despicable behaviour, disguised as journalism. I can’t conceive of anything heartless immoral or contemptuous into my family’s feelings and conditions.
“For more than three decades, my family has worked hard to deal with the personal injury inevitably related to those events and has taken great care to keep confidential what were deeply traumatic and personal events.
“On Saturday, The Sun delivered a’reporter’ to my parents’ house in New Zealand to question themout of the blue, on this incredibly disturbing subject.
“If this was not bad enough,” The Sun think it’s acceptable to sensationalise our private tragedy for their page. To use my name as a excuse to shatter the privacy and lives of – in particular – my parents, will be completely disgusting.
“I am conscious that my people profile brings with it impacts for me that I take entirely. But I won’t permit my profile to be utilized as an excuse to intrude on the rights of other family members, my wife, my kids or my parents.
“They are entitled to a personal life span of their own. The decision to print these details has lifelong and grave effects for my mum specifically.
“This is the lowest type of journalism, focused solely on pursuing sales with zero regard to the devastation caused by lives because of this.
“It’s totally out of order. The article also contains inaccuracies which has resisted the harm caused. We will need to take a critical look at how we allow our press to act.
“in spite of the fact that this has been made public, I really do ask all concerned to honor my family’s privacy and into house life.”
The Sun has published the following statement Sky:”The Sun has the utmost sympathy for Ben Stokes along with his mother but it’s just right to point the story had been told with all the co-operation of a family member who provided details, provided photographs and posed for pictures.
“The tragedy is also a matter of public record and was the topic of comprehensive front page publicity in New Zealand at the moment.
“The Sun has enormous respect for Ben Stokes and we’re delighted to observe his sporting heroics this summer. He had been contacted before book and at no point did he or his agents ask us to not print the narrative.”