What was the main cause of the Hillsborough disaster?

What was the main cause of the Hillsborough disaster?

The tragedy was largely attributed to mistakes by the police. An FA Cup semi-final match was scheduled between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989, at Hillsborough, a neutral venue. Liverpool supporters with tickets for the standing terraces were to enter along Leppings Lane.

Who were the 96 Hillsborough victims?

The inquests heard they held on to each other as the disaster unfolde.

  • Philip John Steele, 15.
  • Kevin Tyrrell, 15.
  • Kevin Daniel Williams, 15.
  • Kester Roger Marcus Ball, 16.
  • Nicholas Michael Hewitt, 16.
  • Martin Kevin Traynor, 16.
  • Simon Bell, 17.
  • Carl Darren Hewitt, 17.

Why does the Liverpool shirt have 96 on the back?

The club have also confirmed that changes will be made to the Hillsborough memorial emblem, which is most notably featured on the back of Liverpool shirts, from 96 to 97. It is a fitting tribute to a devoted supporter who felt the impact of Hillsborough for over three decades. You’ll Never Walk Alone, Andrew Devine.

Why do Liverpool fans hate The Sun?

Supporters value “challenging authority”. Some staff at The Sun have said that boycotts are motivated by the lack of police accountability for causing the disaster. The managing editor in 2009, Graham Dudman, noted that “no police officer or ground official was ever convicted for the mistakes that led to the tragedy”.

Has anyone been prosecuted for Hillsborough?

The families have been bitterly disappointed by the prosecutions. Just one person has been convicted for anything related to the Hillsborough disaster: Graham Mackrell, the then Sheffield Wednesday secretary, of a safety offence, for which he was fined £6,500.

How old was the youngest victim of Hillsborough?

Jon-Paul Gilhooley, aged 10, was the youngest person to die. His cousin, Steven Gerrard, then aged 8, went on to become Liverpool F.C.’s captain. Gerrard has said the disaster inspired him to lead the team he supported as a boy and become a top professional football player.

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What was the name of the stadium where the Hillsborough disaster happened?

Fans in the Kop stand at Anfield wave banners in memory of the 96 victims of the 1989 disaster, which happened when supporters were crushed during Liverpool’s FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest. Here is a look at the Hillsborough Disaster, a 1989 tragedy at a British soccer stadium.

Where did 96 Liverpool fans die in Sheffield?

At Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, (home to the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club), 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death during an FA Cup semifinal game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. The tragedy occurred at the Leppings Lane end of the stadium as too many fans crammed onto the terrace.

How many people died in the stadium disaster?

Many people, including young children, were trampled to death in the panic. In total, 222 people lost their lives, with hundreds more injured. Around 40,000 people were in the stadium or at nearby concession stands when the disaster occurred.

Why was the Hillsborough match abandoned at Old Trafford?

The match was abandoned but was restaged at Old Trafford in Manchester on 7 May 1989 with Liverpool winning and going on to win the FA Cup. In the following days and weeks police fed the press false stories suggesting that hooliganism and drunkenness by Liverpool supporters had caused the disaster.