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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hillsborough Anniversary

For all fans of football, perhaps none more so than those from the City of Liverpool, the date of April 15th 1989 is etched indelibly in their minds. Ninety-six Liverpool supporters innocently went to support their team in Sheffield and sadly lost their lives.

Nobody will ever forget the atmosphere that descended over the people of the City as they waited into the night to hear if their family and friends were safe and well; sadly for some on that infamous day their lives were changed forever as their loved ones failed to return.

The famous rivalry and banter between Evertonians and Liverpudlians was put on hold as fans, united in grief, looked on disbelievingly as the true extent of the disaster unfurled.

If there is any comfort for the families of those ninety-six supporters it is their legacy, which is the safer stadia and better conditions that today we benefit from as a direct result of the tragedy.

We at KEIOC believe that all Evertonians and Liverpudlians will take a few moments on the twentieth anniversary to remember those fellow fans that sadly lost their lives.

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