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Hillsborough

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There are many reasons why Hillsborough happened. The FA's decision to give Forest the Kop and Liverpool the Leppings Lane, the police not checking tickets on the approach to the ground as in previous years therefore stopping the build up at the turnstiles, the opening of the gate without stopping fans from entering the central pens and there are probably of other errors of judgement. All mistakes that led to 96 deaths, but only mistakes.

The cover up after is unforgivable and people need to be brought to account for that alone.

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ESPN's incredible documentary series 30 for 30 has now done 'Hillsborough'.

 

It has drawn very positive reviews from the US press.

 

It's on YouTube but be warned it is very, very disturbing.

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ESPN's incredible documentary series 30 for 30 has now done 'Hillsborough'.

 

It has drawn very positive reviews from the US press.

 

It's on YouTube but be warned it is very, very disturbing.

 

Thanks fro sharing that. Not an easy watch, but informative. Good to see the police on the ground getting to tell their story as well. 

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if this is true...and it very much looks like it is, then heads really must roll.

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Few heads have rolled for the original offense.  Kelvin McKenzie, the police chiefs and politicians who organised it are still walking free.  Him writing this nonsense five years ago would have been considered a bit off five years ago but nothing more.  

 

One more **** timing his trolling badly just seems trivial in the overall scheme of things.

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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has a go, to good effect IMO:

"The Cathedral bell, tolled, could never tell;

nor the Liver Birds, mute in their stone spell;

nor the Mersey, though seagulls wailed, cursed, overhead,

in no language for the slandered dead...

not the raw, red throat of the Kop, keening,

or the cops' words, censored of meaning;

not the clock, slow handclapping the coroner's deadline,

or the memo to Thatcher, or the tabloid headline...

but fathers told of their daughters; the names of sons

on the lips of their mothers like prayers; lost ones

honoured for bitter years by orphan, cousin, wife -

not a matter of football, but of life.

Over this great city, light after long dark;

Truth, the sweet silver song of the lark."

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