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Ban 'tasteless' Medal Of Honor, demands MP

Ability to play as Taliban in FPS is 'disgusting' says Liam Fox

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has called on UK retailers to refuse to stock EA's Medal Of Honor - labelling the option to play as The Taliban in the multiplayer mode of the game 'disgusting'.

The FPS's controversial multiplayer mode has already caused upset in the US media - but Tory MP Fox's diatribe, printed in today's Sunday Times, is the strongest reaction seen yet.

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Fox erroneously claims that the mode sees The Taliban shooting British soldiers - when there are no UK troops in the game. But the ferocity of his attack is unwavering.

"It's shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban," he said.

"At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands.

"I am disgusted and angry. It's hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game.

"I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product."

The title, which is due for release in October, has been given an 18 rating by the BBFC.

DICE, which created the multiplayer section of Medal Of Honor for EA, has said it wasn't intending to "push or provoke too hard" with the Taliban content.

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