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Hillsborough Tragedy - 15th April 1989 - The 96 Remembered

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  1. rayanman10

    rayanman10 Junior Member

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    Being a Liverpool fan all my life, I'd like to request BHW Community to take some time to pay tribute and to remember the incident that happened 20 years ago that took 96 lives and hundreds more injured, and apparently Britain's worst sporting disaster. (Youngest dead was at the age of 10)

    Chelsea may knocked us out from the Champions League last night, but that will be immediately forgotten today when all Liverpool fans around the globe remember 96 fans travelled to Hillsborough to watch a football match and never came back.

    From Liverpool FC Official Website:

    Twenty years ago today, 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to a football match. 96 never returned. On the anniversary of Britain's worst sporting disaster, we want the world to see the faces of the fans whose hopes and dreams for the future ended that day.
    Collectively they've become known as 'The 96' but to the families and friends they left behind, they were simply a dad, a son, a brother and a sister; a cousin, an auntie, an uncle and a grandad; a boyfriend, a husband, a soul mate and a best friend.

    As a letter written for this website by the wife of one of those supporters who never came home so eloquently put it, 'To the world my husband is one of the 96, but to me and his children, he was always our number one.'

    Today, as Liverpool Football Club and fans everywhere mark the 20th anniversary of the disaster, we're putting faces to the names who, to those who didn't know them, only exist as a list etched into the Hillsborough Memorial marble.

    24,000 tickets, 23 turnstiles, 2 criminally overcrowded pens, 96 dead, 766 injured, 20 years ago today - numbers alone don't even begin to tell half the story of a disaster that has shaped Liverpool Football Club and the fans that will forever follow it.

    Probably the most significant number in this whole sorry tragedy is the one that depicts the age of each victim on the slide show below.

    That number, and the faces staring back at you - captured during happier times without a care in the world - tells you everything you need to know about why the events of April 15 1989 and the fans who died that day will never ever be forgotten.


    Read it all here: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N163964090414-2356.htm

    I was just browsing thru that site and found that "Letter From The Heart" parts and GOD I couldn't even finish the first paragraph. It was just so sad. I cried. Duh I know what a pussy but Liverpool is one of the most important thing in my life and everything about it makes sense to me and I'm emotional about it.

    If you want to know more just search "Hillsborough" on youtube and you'll find lots of videos including afew about The Sun newspaper telling lies few days after the incident. FUCK YOU THE SUN!

    Rest In Peace 96. You'll Never Walk Alone.
     
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  2. montyp

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    sweet jesus! i cant believe it has been 20 years since this happened. unreal...
     
  3. MoneyMachine

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    Very sad indeed, also sad that we didnt qualify. Oh well thank you for posting this, It was worth reading!
     
  4. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    All to see little ball being kicked in grassfield :p

    weird world idd
     
  5. davejug1

    davejug1 Guest

    This is the fickle nature of football fans.

    New years day 1989, Liverpool come to Old Trafford and sing their crap shitty song about the Munich disaster.

    Roll forward 5 months and suddenly everybody has to feel sorry for them.

    At least Liverpool fans show respect to Munich now but it just goes to show the nature of a group of people massed together.

    I upheld the silence like every football fan (and every other person in fact) should, but I'm tinged with sadness that it takes a disaster like this for your own fans to show respect.
     
  6. AffGuy08

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    I'm an Arsenal fan but this stuff is out of sport and it's all about humanity. I pay my tribute to all of them that lossed their life on that tragic day.

    Good stuff.

    ARSENAL ROCKS!
     
  7. jasonac2

    jasonac2 Junior Member

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    Ynwa. Rip.

    The ultimate tribute this year will a league win.
     
  8. rayanman10

    rayanman10 Junior Member

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    We scored 4 goals without our captain fantastic and torres didn't even get into the game because of the formation. I'm still proud of the lads, showed true character, only a little mistake messed everything up.

    Just think the fact that we played poorly in the first leg, and that 2 goals chelsea only managed to get from set pieces (corner), also just think pepe reina didn't messed up that drogba goal, think and think. We had all the chances as much as chelsea did but everything was decided by luck.

    Maybe this is chelsea's season to be crowned cl champion, they showed they wanted it more. However, Premier League season still "long" way to go and I can still smell no. 19.

    FYI, it's called sports. And I could go on n on n on about other sports that i hate. But hey, everybody's got different interests.

    Liverpool v Arsenal at Anfield this weekend ;)
     
  9. rayanman10

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    we're still there mate

    CMON YOU REDS!
     
  10. Mett_Alley

    Mett_Alley Newbie

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    I am sure the lads did the 96 proud last night.