Yesterday (September 12), the publication of the report from the Hillsborough Independent Panel was released to the public. It revealed that police and emergency services made "strenuous attempts" to deflect the blame for the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989 on to innocent fans.
Four days after the tragedy, a front-page story from the tabloid under the headline 'The Truth' alleged that fans "picked pockets of victims", "urinated on the brave cops" and "beat up PCs giving the kiss of life".
Current editor Dominic Mohan has now issued an official apology for the original article, stating that the paper had made a "terrible mistake".
Under the headline 'The Real Truth', Mohan wrote: "Twenty-three years ago The Sun newspaper made a terrible mistake. We published an inaccurate and offensive story about the events at Hillsborough.
"We said it was the truth - it wasn't. The Hillsborough Independent Panel has now established what really happened that day. It's an appalling story and at the heart of it are the police's attempts to smear Liverpool fans.
"It's a version of events that 23 years ago The Sun went along with and for that we're deeply ashamed and profoundly sorry. We've co-operated fully with the Hillsborough Independent Panel."
Kevlin MacKenzie - the editor of the tabloid at the time of the article - has also apologised for publishing the controversial report.
"Today I offer my profuse apologies to the people of Liverpool for that headline," MacKenzie said in a statement.