Every year on the 15th of April, the football world comes together. The world game stops worldwide and remembers those who were lost on that day at Hillsborough in 1989. A day where 96 football fans followed their team to a match and never returned. Every year, on this day, rivalries are lost and all focus turns to remorse, in remembrance of the fans that never returned. In a day where football is so important, some things are more important than football.
So if you’re a player, family, a fan or anyone at all involved in this wonderful football club, remember the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough and most importantly remember, You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield to be charged with the manslaughter of 95 people at the Hillsborough disaster
Duckenfield was the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) match commander at the FA Cup semi-final when ninety-six Liverpool fans were killed and more than seven hundred others were injured.
He faces the charge of manslaughter by gross negligence of all but one of the fans. Former SYP Chief Inspector Norman Bettison will be charged over alleged lies in the aftermath while four others will also be prosecuted.
Last year, new inquests into the disaster at the Liverpool v Nottingham Forest match in Sheffield concluded the fans had been unlawfully killed.
For legal reasons, Mr Duckenfield cannot be charged over the death of the 96th victim Tony Bland, as he died fours years after the disaster, prosecutors said.
The Crown Prosecution Service must apply to the High Court to lift an order imposed after he was prosecuted privately in 1999, which must be removed before he can be charged. Then it’s time for the scumbags to rot in the prison cells they should have been in for over a quarter of a century.
To every single person that worked tirelessly and constantly, for all 28 years, and to every single person that contributed to righting these wrongs, thank you. You’ve fought tooth and nail, and at last, those 96 souls are at peace.
The fucking nerve they have putting this on their front page. Twenty-eight years on and they still have no shame as they completely ignore they were a massive part of the cover up and delay to justice.
You can keep your false outrage The S*n - history has already judged you.
Wednesday, 28.June, families of the Hillsborough victims will learn if anyone, individuals/organisations, will face charges, after the inquest into the tragedy ruled that all 96 had been unlawfully killed. Remember: this is about justice, not vengeance!
A banner reading Truth and Justice is hung from Liverpool’s Saint George’s Hall and illuminated in red after today’s Hillsborough inquest verdict on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain’s worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury’s verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry.
Today marks the 26th anniversary of Hillsborough, where 96 football fans died at a football match between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest. What followed was a massive coverup to conceal the police force’s failings and a farcical inquest which returned the verdict of “accidental death”, and together with newspapers like the Sun, blamed the supporters for this tragedy. But due to the unending determination and campaigns from friends and family members of the victims, the original verdict was overturned in 2012, and new inquests are still going on. Today, please spare a moment and a prayer for all those fans who,just like us, travelled to support their team and see their favourite players. Stand in solidarity with people who lost siblings, parents, friends, and never forget that those people died following their love, the love that brings us all together as football fans and as a community. The 96, and all the other people who died in similar tragedies all around the world, will always be a part of our family, and they will never be forgotten
“Goodbye my old friend, I’ll see you in Heaven one day still wearing red.”