15 April 2009

TWENTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE HILLSBOROUGH DISASTER


On 15 April 1989 supporters are crushed against the barrier as disaster strikes before the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium - Sheffield, England. The deaths of 96 people that day in Sheffield is commonly regarded as the darkest day in English football history. On 15 April 2009 the bells of Liverpools two cathedrals will ring 96 times in memory of the 96 fans who lost their lives. At 3:06pm, exactly 20 years since the match was abandoned Liverpools public transport will stop for 2 minutes. There will also be a memorial service on the Kop where 96 candles will be lit and a representative from each family will be awarded the freedom of the city. Live coverage www.guardian.co.uk Credit: David Cannon/Allsport / Photo © Phil Noble/Reuters & Getty Images.

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