Hillsborough Disaster

@us2owls (1681)
United States
April 14, 2009 2:47pm CST
Twenty years ago there was what is now well known as "The Hillsborough Disaster." Ninety six Liverpool fans were killed inside the Sheffield Wednesday Ground at Hillsborough, Sheffield. This was a tragedy because those that wee killed were in the ground early and unlike those that came in late they were SOBER. At the last few Liverpool matches fans have been holding up signs saying "20 years and still no justice." The police opened a gate that let all the late, drunk, Liverpool fans in the ground. They pushed in and those at the front were pushed up against fences and 96 died and many others were injured. Maybe the police did make a mistake but they thought they were going to prevent a tragedy outside the ground because the fans, many with no tickets, were pushing at the turnstiles and gate. Liverpool has never wanted to do anything but blame the police and the people of Sheffield for what happened. They have never looked at blaming the real people that caused this disaster - their own fans. People who lived in the area of the football ground watched as drunken Liverpool fams headed to the ground late - throwing alcohol bottles in their streets, urinating in the gutters and on poeples steps and front doors. These same residents opened their doors to many Liverpool fans, gave them refreshment and let them use their phones to call their families and let them know that they were OK. Some of the Liverpool fans were even driven home by the people of Sheffield. But yet these people are still calling for justice. Well they need to take a look in the mirror and look closer to home at the disgusting behaviour of their own fans that brought about this tragedy. I feel sorry for those that lost a loved one but its time to say enough is enough and let it drop because Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield have done all they can do - there are three memorials to these people in the Hillsborough area - now let you own guilty fans put up a memorial at Anfield which says we are sorry for what we caused. Sheffield is not the only place Liverpool fans have caused disorder with their drunken abominable behaviour and it is high time they took resposibility for their actions.
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@devref (240)
14 Apr 09
i can see your point and agree to an extentowl but i reckon your going to get shot down big time for this one.my main complaint is that they themselves refuse to acknoledge other disaters like bradford ibrox twice so why should other show support for them when they show nothing for others
15 Apr 09
There were drunk fans that day and so yes some blame lays at the hands of fans themselves, but why did the police continue to let more and more fans into an already crowded area? Liverpool fans are some of the best in the country and are often perceived as being violent because of two high profile disasters at Heysel and Hillsborough. But how many derby day fans can sit side by side with no hint of trouble? certainly not fans from Sheffield.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Thanks Steve and well said. The sad thing is the fans and the families do not seem to want to move on as their actions at the memorial yesterday showed.