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Hillsborough Deathtrap Threatened Manchester United Fans 32 Years Before 1989 Tragedy: The Daily EPL

hillsborough stadium Hillsborough Deathtrap Threatened Manchester United Fans 32 Years Before 1989 Tragedy: The Daily EPL

In the build-up to this weekend’s match between Liverpool and Manchester United, The Telegraph‘s Henry Winter reports of a near tragedy that happened at Hillsborough 32 years before the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. In 1957, Manchester United supporters were at Hillsborough for a FA Cup semi-final. With a crowd of 65,107 at the match, this time the police made the correct decision and sent supporters — even those with tickets — away from the Lepping’s Lane End to other parts of the ground.

If only the police had been better prepared in 1989.

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