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Hillsborough Disaster 1989

Hillsborough Disaster 1989

I remember the Hillsborough Disaster on 15th April 1989 at the football stadium home of Sheffield Wednesday. I remember seeing it on the news on TV when it had just happened - they interrupted the programme with a newsflash. it was a Saturday and I was round at my gran's house at the time. It ultimately turned out that 96 people had been crushed to death that day (all Liverpool FC supporters who'd been watching an away match) and was considered one of the worst football-related disasters of recent times. The match was the FA Cup Semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest and it was abandoned six minutes into the first half.

The Hillsborough Disaster brought about a redesign in football stadiums, after the Taylor report concluded that poor police control was the key cause. Football stadiums were made seating only and barriers in front of fans were removed.


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Hillsborough Disaster 1989 Last post by Teejay
17 April 2009

Do You Remember Hillsborough Disaster 1989?

Do You Remember Hillsborough Disaster 1989?

  • Anonymous user
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    Why did the Liverpool fans that entered after the game started, not see that there was no room? Why push people forward if they couldn't go anywhere to start with? . This human domino effect caused the death of 96 loving Liverpool supporters. We will never forget.
  • Anonymous user
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    A horrible tragic event- I recall seeing the whole thing unfolding live on TV when it happened. 'The Sun' newspaper made horrible allegations about the behaviour of some of the Liverpool fans, which were completely untrue and led to a boycott of the 'paper on Merseyside which some continue to implement to this day. One young Liverpool supporter, Tony Bland, was left in a Persistent Vegetative State after being deprived of oxygen during the crush. His ventilator was finally turned off in March '93, making him the 96th victim of the disaster and the first person in English legal history to have his life support system deliberately turned off, allowing him to die with dignity. May they all rest in peace.