The 15 April 1989 It is a black day for British and world football. That day, that afternoon during the dispute Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was to produce one of the greatest misfortunes that are remembered on a football field, Hillsborough tragedy, the stadium in Sheffield who witnessed the death of 96 people.
Four after what happened at Heysel, fans “reds” They went with the hope of seeing their team reach another final of the FA Cup. In front, a historical rundown, also sought an end on a stage that had already served on many occasions to host FA Cup semifinals. A duel of great English football was going to have a dramatic result after a number of factors coalesce unwanted.
The bulk of Liverpool fans was located in the Lepping Lane, the area north and west. 24.000 fans packed half a stadium that could hold 40.000 logically spectators and hosted many more if we consider that occurred cites other 29.000 Forest fans. A terrible mistake of the organization, eager to sell more tickets due and caused chaos that ended a deadly avalanche.
Mortal because they were 96, fans “reds” who lost their lives imprisoned against the fences, because they were 796 because fans were injured and thousands of people were directly or indirectly affected by that event. It took six minutes to start the game, to 3:06 PM that said 15 April 1989, with the party just begun. There were many who criticized the behavior of “hoolingans” del Liverpool. What attacked his conduct, including the Government and the British Federation and UEFA.
While Liverpool and other English teams were banned from playing in Europe for six years. While Margaret Thatcher undertook a famous Taylor report that forced the British to remove the fences sets you wire, standing room, not sell alcohol, to implement security cameras and to undertake a crusade that had just once and for all with the phenomenon “hooligan”.
exceptional measures, just had a failure. He lied, he missed the truth. Followers were not to blame (including captain Steven Gerrard today was). It was the organization. more people were allowed due, no appropriate security measures were taken and that was priced: too expensive, the death of 96 people, that you can never forget. Never.