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Remembering the 96 Who Lost Their Lives At Hillsborough

 Remembering the 96 Who Lost Their Lives At Hillsborough

On this date 21 years ago, the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster happened in Sheffield when 96 fans were crushed to death as a result of failure of police control.

The city of Liverpool will today stop and pay tribute to those who died on Leppings Lane. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool and other civic leaders will meet for a two minute silence and prayers at 11.45am GMT at the Town Hall. And families of those who died on the Leppings Lane, survivors, Liverpool fans and former and current players and club staff will attend the annual memorial service at Anfield.

In the meantime, the independent review of the previously sealed police documents from the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster continue to be scrutinized. For excellent insight about the Bishop who chairs the independent panel, read David Conn’s article in The Guardian.

On behalf of EPL Talk, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives 21 years ago during one of the darkest days in football.


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