By Chris Wright
As you are probably aware by now, after 168 years of operation, the News of the World choked on it’s own vomit and went belly-up on Sunday – taking with it a sportsdesk that was in equal parts responsible for breaking some of the biggest footballing stories of recent times (Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, etc) as it was for running with some of the trashiest, lowest-common-denominator gutter toss ever committed to print.
Such is the nature of the beast.
Any road up, what we have here is the footage of the final few moments of said Sportsdesk, with speeches from Chief Sports Sub-Editor Nick Jones and Sports Editor Paul McCarthy, minutes before the final copy was about to go to press…
For all the tears, we expect that you won’t have to wait around for too long until ‘The Sun on Sunday’ is launched from the NOTW’s ashes and everybody in that office is back, hacking away at the tabloid ‘coal face’.
Thanks to Pies reader Maxi for the nudge.