Hillsborough Disaster Inquest Verdict – Truth Day: Justice For the 96


Finally justice is being served to the 96 families after a court verdict revealed that Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed in the Hillsborough disaster.

A total of 96 Liverpool fans died during a crush in the Leppings Lane tunnel of Hillsborough at the FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Notthingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

Liverpool fans were blamed for the death of fellow 96 fans when in truth they played no role in causing the disaster. Instead of accepting their mistakes the authorities had put the blame on the Liverpool fans. The families protested against this grave injustice and kept on fighting to know the truth. After 27 years of long wait, finally the families got the justice they deserve.

The Sun, a major UK newspaper daily, churned out lies and portrayed Liverpool fans as villains. Kelvin McKenzie, then editor, claimed in an article titled ‘The Truth’ that Liverpool fans stole money from the dead bodies and urinated on the corpse. In a less significant way, Liverpool fans today were exonerated of the libel that lingered for 27 years.

The jury have given the verdict in favour of the 96 Liverpool fans on Tuesday revealing the Reds fans played no role in causing Hillsborough disaster. Furthermore, Sheffield Wednesday and their staff were cleared off from the accusation of their involvement in the Leppings Lane situation. The jury found major errors by police before and after the match and that the 96 people were killed by gross negligence.

It’s a shame that so many people aren’t around, for instance Anne Williams, to hear the truth they knew finally acknowledged. It is a massive day in the history of Liverpool FC. The verdict means a complete vindication for the families who fought against all odds all these years to know how their loved ones died at Hillsborough in 1989.

Let us just go through some of the reactions from Twitter:

Rest In Peace, dear 96 scouse brothers and sisters…

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