Yes, Kelvin MacKenzie (for it was he) has once again taken to the pulpit provided for him by Creepy Uncle Rupe to tell the world that Everyone Else Did It, Honestly. “If chief can tell lies for 26 years how many other cops do it too?” howled the headline. And, as Jon Stewart might have said, two things here. One, Duckenfield hasn’t “lied for 26 years”. And two, Kel wasn’t so fussed about that aspect at the time.
“The local news agency, Whites of Sheffield, then filed a story - with support from senior officers, an MP and the head of the ambulance services - with similar allegations. When editing the Sun, I ran that story with the headline The Truth, as I would have done had allegations, with similar support, been said about Rolf Harris or whoever”.