Today marks a day of victory “Justice At Last” It has taken twenty-seven years of blood, sweat & many tears for this day.
So it’s no surprise that I’m feeling the emotion not only for the families of the victims but for those who sadly lost their lives on that fateful day, 15 April 1989.
Im am extremely happy that the court have ruled that those who lost their life were “unlawfully killed”
The Hillsborough disaster was a human crush that caused the deaths of 96 people and injured 766 others, at a football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England
The 1990 official inquiry into the disaster, the Taylor Report, concluded that the main reason for the disaster was the failure of police control. Entry was possible only via one of seven decrepit turnstiles, a restriction that led to dangerous overcrowding outside the ground before kick-off. In an attempt to ease pressure outside the ground, Police Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, the senior police officer responsible for the match, ordered an exit gate to be opened. The opened exit gate led to a tunnel marked “Standing” which led directly to the two already overcrowded enclosures. In previous years the tunnel had been closed off by police when the two central pens were full, however, on this occasion the tunnel was unmanned. The findings of the report resulted in the elimination of standing terraces at all major football stadiums in England, Wales and Scotland. It remains the worst stadium related disaster in the history of English sports, and one of the world’s worst football disasters.
May all 96 Rest In Peace…Justice has been served 🙏 Have been answered.
April 15, 1989