After killing 96 Liverpool fans on the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, we recalled the text two years ago.
It was only two decades later that an independent trial of the tragedy took place at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, where the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest took place in 1989. It is one of the largest stadiums in the UK and said “very good” when the game was announced. This two-year investigation is the longest in the history of the British judiciary, and there is no doubt that fans are not responsible for this tragedy. The police, emergency services, the designers of the stadium, and the management of the facilities all failed. The jurors discovered that they were all responsible for inadvertently killing nearly a hundred Liverpool supporters. In front of the court building, there are about 30,000. Fans sang “You will never walk alone”. For the families of the victims, this was a victory. They fought for justice and cleansed the relatives of the deceased. The day after the tragedy, “The Sun” mixed with their soil. The diary capitalized “TRUTH” on the front page and decided to attribute the tragedy to the Liverpool fans themselves. He accused them of their evil deeds, perhaps the most gentle on the victim’s urination. Since then, no Red Army fan has ever bought a newspaper. The club legend Kenny Dalglish urged publishers to write “WE LIEVED” for many years.
A lawsuit was filed a few years ago, and the police coordinator, the current retired police officer David Duckenfield (David Duckenfield) is still serving his sentence and the trial is still in progress. On Monday, on the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, the club’s players and staff gathered at 3:06 pm and were silent for a minute to commemorate the victims.
Neil Fitzmaurice lies on the hillsborough prairie. He stared at the cloudless sky, the sun pierced his eyes, and he could not hear anything. She recalled: “I just thought that such a nightmare could not happen on such a beautiful day.” A few dozen seconds ago, he was still on the other side of the metal fence, stepping on a dead person, perhaps accidentally stepping on his life. Fighting people. Driven by the fans, he took a step forward. He was pushed under the three-meter-high fence, climbed up, managed to pull it up and jumped to the other side. The players are already in the locker room because the FA Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool was interrupted six minutes later. The Red Army goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar was standing a few meters from the damn stall. -I see two faces pressed tightly between the bars and people are calling me to help them because they can’t breathe. I ran to the referee and told him to finish the game-he said. After a while, Ray Lewis had to wait for a signal from the police and stopped the meeting at 3:06 pm.
Fitzmorris woke up, heard the crowd screaming again, and went to save the others. He returned to hell. At the same time, Trevor Hicks is making the most difficult decision of his life. He competes with his wife and two teenage daughters Sarah and Vicki. They broke up in front of the stadium-Jenni took her chair to the northern stand, watched the game peacefully, and left her daughter under the care of her husband. They like to cheer, so they have Leppings Lane tickets. -We went straight to the tunnel, a few minutes before the game, so I went for a cup of coffee-he recalled. Sara and Vicki took the opportunity to escape from their father and watch the game with their friends. He recalled: “They always do this.”-Who wants to watch a game with an old father? Laughing while holding coffee in his hand, he realized that he and his daughter are not in the same industry. He didn’t know the stadium, he didn’t even notice the difference at first. -After a while, I saw that there are many fans in the central industry, and there is relatively large room in our industry-he reports. His daughters are behind the fence. They fight for their lives.
A few minutes later, he broke into the lawn. He saw them both lying on the playing field next to the goal, but they had been thrown by the fence before. He caught up with Vicky and took her to the ambulance that had just arrived on the scene. When he wanted to leave there to find his second daughter, he had to go around the wounded who were lying on the car floor. He faces the biggest dilemma in his life. Riding Vicky in the ambulance, leaving Sara alone? Or maybe take care of her and hope that someone on the card can take care of Vicky? She admitted: “That was the scariest moment in my life.” He got into the ambulance because the paramedics couldn’t take care of everyone. On the way to the hospital, he prayed for help for his second daughter. He hopes that more ambulances will show up in the stadium and someone will take care of his Sara. Forty-two ambulances were taken to the stadium, but none of them drove onto the track because the tragedy was described as a raging crowd, not a trampling.
The Hillsborough Concert Hall was converted into a morgue, where relatives can find victims. All the dead were transferred there. Children are placed next to adults, women are placed next to men. Jenny recognized Sarah. Soon, her husband told her that Vicky had passed away in the hospital.
It should be the game of this season. It is expected that two great teams, namely the FA Cup semi-finals, will have 54,000 people entering Hillsboro that day. Fans. Even with more Liverpool fans, they were directed to a smaller stand. Fans have rushed into Sheffield since that morning, and over time, they have fallen into a traffic jam. A quarter of an hour before the start of the game, about 5,000 people gathered at the entrance. Liverpool fans, David Duckenfield, who is in charge of safety, ordered the exit gate to be opened, and the fans must pass.
When a game of similar interest was held in Hillsborough a year ago, the police told the fans which department to enter and how to get there. They command the turbulent crowd, so it is possible to divide the people evenly. This was not the case before the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. This time, the police used horses to push the crowd, not to inform. The Red Army fans are alone. -Neil Fitzmaurice said that after entering the gate, there is only one tunnel, which may be 15 meters long, leading to the middle. Almost everyone came to him. Only a few people noticed that the stands can still be entered through the sidewalk.
The game started punctually at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The fans standing in the tunnel heard the whistle and started to work harder, not wanting to miss a minute of performance. They pushed fans of this industry into bars. Behind them, there were wave after wave of fans, and then wave after wave… Hell lasted for more than ten minutes. People hovered on the ground, pushed by the pressure from behind, running in all directions and climbing. The fence or with the help of others climbed up to the upper level of the stands. If they fall, they will have no chance. The fans managed the evacuation together with the security service. Advertising banners are used as stretchers, and there are more victims on the grassland. Those who left the stadium lined up in front of the phone booth to reassure family members or let them know that fewer people will go home than those who leave.