24TH FEB 2016
“The Sands family wish it to be known that at no time were they consulted regarding the accuracy of the content published in the book Bobby Sands Freedom Fighter, which is claimed to be factual.
It is reprehensible that the family, including our elderly mother, was first made aware of this book when confronted by extracts displayed in the media today.
We are given to understand that the book contains intimate family scenes that no one, other than our family members, would be privy to.
It is unfortunate that well meaning people, such as Mr Hunt (author) are misled by those who profess to be authorities on Bobby’s life story.
Our family once again reiterates that the Bobby Sands Trust does not act on behalf of Bobby, nor does it represent our family, in any shape or form. We again call upon the Trust to disband and desist from using Bobby’s memory as a commercial enterprise.
Once again an opportunity to promote Bobby’s ideals and sacrifice that he died for has been diminished by those who seek to promote different agendas – both personal and political.”
The Sands Family