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Old 04-14-2009, 05:15 PM
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Tomorrow marks the 20th Year of the worst Sporting Dissastor in British History.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx9N4dv5yPk

It happened at a place called Hillsborough, in Sheffield. The Stadium was to play host to a Semi Final Match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forrest. The Liverpudlians were given the smaller section of the Stadium, dispite having more fans, and were considered as a gang or mobsters who might incite violence.

Due to delays, and the crappy entrance to the Stands, just prior to the Football Match half the Liverpool Supporters were still waiting to get into the stadium. The police made an executive Decision that would result in 96 deaths and over 100 casualties. They decided to open an Exit door, to let the crowd in faster, so they wouldnt be out on the street.

But there was no crowd control in place. As thousands of supporters were being ushered into the stadium, police on the pitch side were stopping people from trying to escape the over crowding...they believed it was a mob violence issue. So they tried to keep all the fans inside the stand.

The crowd continued to flow into the Stadium, and people began to get quite litterally crushed to death. Some tried to climb up to the balconey which was less crowded, some ended up almost impailed on the bars between the stand and the pitch.



For a very long time the police claimed that they had been on the scene and directing the flow, thus the crowd was to blame, but later CCTV footage prooved absolutely no control over the process whatsoever. Allmost all those who died were under 40 years of age.

To this day the South Yorkshire Police have never appologised.
Stadiums would be fitted with limited Seats following this disastor to stop over crowding

Liverpool went on to win the Cup that year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q47bOtV3-Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5PCrbRl3DI (The news broadcasts)

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Just after Three PM GMT the old warning sirens were sounded across three cities in the Midlands for a period of silence, to commemorate the deaths at Hillsborough, these include Liverpool (whose fans are amoung the dead) Nottingham (who were the opposing team) and Sheffield (The host city for the Hillsborough stadium)

It was uncanny to say the least to hear on TV what sounded like an air-raid siren

makes you wonder how many cities still have the sirens in place, silent since the end of the second world war
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Wow, what a tragedy. I am sorry I meant to reply yesterday to this.
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Originally Posted by Melissa Villaseņor
Wow, what a tragedy. I am sorry I meant to reply yesterday to this.
its okay...today is the actual day

Its sad how serious crowd control can go horribly wrong
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