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Justice At Long Last: Inquest Jury Rules 96 Liverpool Fans Were ‘Unlawfully Killed’ At Hillsborough In 1989

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It's taken 27 long years of acute pain and withering strife, but today the inquests have concluded that 96 Liverpool fans were "unlawfully killed" at Hillsborough on 15th April,1989.

The jurors determined that the police were guilty of gross negligence by a 7-2 majority, while also ruling that the behaviour of the Liverpool fans did not contribute to the deaths.

Liverpool Academy Player Jordan Williams In Trouble Over ‘Munich’ Tweet, Claims Account Was Hacked

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By Joseph Viney

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Liverpool academy graduate Jordan Williams is the latest footballer to fall victim to the impulses of social media after sending a tweet purporting to mock the 1958 Munich air disaster.

The club have pledged to investigate after the 20-year-old midfielder – currently on loan at Swindon Town – responded to a video of Liverpool supporters celebrating after their 3-1 aggregate win over bitter rivals Manchester United with emojis of an aeroplane and a pair of hands clapping.

Rodgers: Hillsborough Campaigner's Words Inspired Us

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he used the words of Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall to inspire his team to a 3-2 victory at Norwich.
Aspinall's son James died in the tragedy which took the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989.
She spoke during a memorial service at Anfield on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

And Then There Were Two – SY #40

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The Soccer Yanks are back to full monty status, Dave rejoins Dan for another week of dizzying football action: Liverpool's pivotal win over City, Chelsea is in the driver's seat of the big blue bus, underbelly of the beast bottom of the EPL, MLS continues to expand but not all expansion is created equal, and discussing Pep's Bayern and Pep's former Barcelona.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

‘Hillsborough’ Documentary, Live On ESPN At 8pm ET Tonight: Open Thread

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TV viewers in the United States will have a rare opportunity tonight to watch a stunning new documentary about the true story of what happened at the Hillsborough Disaster. Be sure to watch what I consider the most important soccer film ever made, live on ESPN tonight beginning at 8pm ET.

The public in the UK won't get a chance to see the film until next year at the earliest due to the new inquest that began two weeks ago.

The Meaning of Hillsborough 25 Years on

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25 years ago today, 96 Liverpool fans died at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, asphyxiated following a crush in a spectator pen at the Leppings Lane end of the ground. 766 fans in total were injured, 300 of whom required hospitalisation.

The Liverpool v Nottingham Forest F.A. Cup semi-final was abandoned barely six minutes into the match as a tragedy of horrific proportions was being played out across England's airwaves.

Thousands Gather At Anfield For Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

25 years to the day since that awful afternoon in Sheffield, thousands of fans and well-wishers have descended upon Anfield for the Hillsborough 25th anniversary memorial service.

Following his tearful carthasis at the end of Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, Steven Gerrard and the rest of his Liverpool team-mates are in attendance along with many others whose lives were forever changed by the tragic events of April 15th, 1989.

Gone But Never Forgotten In Liverpool

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989.

96 men, women and children lost their lives as a result of the events that unfolded on April 15, 1989 at the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.

Over the last 25 years, the families who lost loved ones and the survivors of the disaster have shown immense dignity and resilience.

Review of ESPN’s Explosive ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary; Will Air On ESPN at 8pm ET Tuesday

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Twenty five years after the Hillsborough Disaster, there are still people who question who was to blame for the tragedy that killed 96 fans. With Tuesday's premiere of 'Hillsborough,' a brand new documentary that will air on ESPN at 8pm ET, the myth that Liverpool fans were to blame can unequivocally be ruled out.

FA announces seven-minute kick-off delays in tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough

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The FA has announced that both FA Cup semi-finals and all Premier League, Football League and Conference matches played on the same weekend will be delayed by seven minutes to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. In tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who last their lives shortly after kick-off in their 1989 [.

‘Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth’: BBC Panorama Episode [VIDEO]

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Tonight BBC One aired the latest Panorama episode, this one entitledHillsborough: How They Buried The Truth.

The episode reveals previously unbroadcast footage that proves that the coroner's ruling that no spectators could have been saved after the 3:15pm time was untrue.

Remembering Hillsborough A note: Originally, this was set to be...

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Remembering Hillsborough

A note:

Originally, this was set to be posted yesterday morning as a commemoration of sorts to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough Tragedy. While polishing the post and gathering a few accompanying photos, Ireceiveda text message alerting me to the fact that something terrible had occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Liverpool Owner Pays Tribute To Hillsborough Families

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Liverpool's principal owner John Henry has praised the perseverance of the Hillsborough families in their campaign for justice, admitting he was "humbled" by their dignity.
The American, significantly making his first appearance at the annual service to remember those who died in the 1989 disaster, gave a reading before addressing thousands assembled on the Kop at Anfield.

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We'll do the match infographic tomorrow, even if that makes it a little less timely. Today's not for football.

Justice for the 96. Never forgotten.

• Hillsborough Justice Campaign
• Hillsborough Family Support Group
• The Hillsborough Football Disaster
• Don't Buy The Sun
• Hillsborough Independent Panel: Disclosed Material and Report
• LFCTV –A Landmark Year (video)
•LFCTV – Never Forgotten
• LFCTV's day-long coverage
• Liverpool FC tribute page
• ITV and BBC documentaries via Liverpool Offside
• Dave Kirby: The Justice Bell

Marking the 24th Year Anniversary Of The Hillsborough Disaster: Justice for the 96

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Today is a day to remember the 96 men, women and children who died as a result of the Hillsborough Disaster that occurred 24 years ago today on April 15, 1989.

If you live in the United States, you may want to observe a minute's silence at 10:06am ET, which is 3:06pm BST in the UK, which is the same time 24 years ago when the tragedy began.

Watch ‘Hillsborough: Never Forgotten’ – The Full-Length TV Documentary [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, BBC2 in Britain premiered a brand-new television documentary that revisits the Hillsborough tragedy in light of the recent findings.

The 90-minute documentary is a haunting and sobering documentary that has a magnetism that pulls you in closer to the subject matter. It's expertly filmed and edited, and I urge you to watch it if you want to not only learn about some of the new findings regarding the Hillsborough tragedy, but also to better understand the terrible fear and horror that the family members had to go through for 23 long years.

Mansfield Put Names Of Hillsborough Victims On 96 Unused Seats For Liverpool FA Cup Visit

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By Chris Wright

With Liverpool in town on Sunday for the FA Cup third round, Mansfield have paid a small tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster by putting the names of the 96 people who died on that tragic day on 96 seats between the home and away fans that will be purposefully left unused during today's game at Field Mill.

Mansfield mark 96 empty seats with the names of Hillsborough victims for match against Liverpool

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To honor the 96 victims of the 1989 Hilllsborough disaster and show support for the growing campaign for justice, non-league side Mansfield Town have marked 96 seats that will be left empty at their Field Mill ground for their FA Cup third-round tie against Liverpool. Cards bearing the names of each person who died at the FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest have been attached to the empty seats that willseparatethe home and away fans at the 7,574-capacity ground for a poignant show of respect and support.

Martin Skrtel Nervously Inks First Ever Tattoo On Liverpool Fan (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The Royal Ink tattoo parlour in Liverpool recently put on a fund-raising day for the Hillsborough families by offering 96 Liverpool fans 'JFT96′ tattoos in return for a minimum £9.60 donation to the charity.

One brave/foolish fan (delete as you see fit) was even lucky/unfortunate (again, delete as you see fit) to talk Martin Skrtel into putting the finishing touches to his tattoo.

Martin Skrtel does first ever tattoo on a fan for Hillsborough charity

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In an attempt to raise money for the families of the Hillsborough disaster victims and their pursuit of justice, 96 fans got tattooed at a shop in Liverpool. Only one man was brave enough to let Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, who had never tattooed anything in his life prior to this, do the tattooing.

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LISTEN to an Interview With ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary Director Daniel Gordon [AUDIO]

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Listen to our interview with the director of ESPN's 'Hillsborough' documentary, Daniel Gordon. The film will premiere on US television on Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm ET on ESPN.

During the interview with Gordon, he discusses why he made the film, what makes this film different than other ones that have aired before, and how the myth of the Hillsborough Disaster has lasted for 25 years.

The 25th Anniversary Of The Hillsborough Disaster

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster, with the inquests on going I hope the families can finally get some peace and closure after one of the biggest cover ups in English history.
It could have been any club on that sunny afternoon in April 1989. Football fans should stand together when remembering the 96 fans who lost their lives that day.

Rodgers Issues Hillsborough Plea

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has joined the UK police watchdog in appealing for fans present at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster to help a new investigation.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) put out a plea for witnesses on Wednesday as it examines police conduct in the aftermath of the tragedy with a view to bringing possible criminal charges.

Hillsborough Inquest Coroner Appointed

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Lord Justice Goldring has today been appointed as the coroner to oversee the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.
A 23-year battle for justice on behalf of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives in April 1989 saw a series of breakthroughs in 2012.
The publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report into the tragedy in September laid bare the truth of what happened on that day and prompted an apology to the families by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Post On Behalf Of EAD Solicitors Looking For Hillsborough Witnesses

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I was contacted recently by a group of solicitors who were looking to reach people that were present at Hillsborough or were witnesses to the unfolding disaster. I clearly stated in my response to the solicitors that I did not reside in Liverpool but I did have followers/readers from the city and so I wanted to help them if I could.

Post On Behalf Of EAD Solicitors Looking For Hillsborough Witnesses

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I was contacted recently by a group of solicitors who were looking to reach people that were present at Hillsborough or were witnesses to the unfolding disaster. I clearly stated in my response to the solicitors that I did not reside in Liverpool but I did have followers/readers from the city and so I wanted to help them if I could.

Hillsborough Verdicts Quashed

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The original Hillsborough inquest verdicts were quashed in the High Court on Wednesday, with a new investigation led by Jon Stoddart announced.
Following an application by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge and two other judges ordered fresh inquests, quashing the original accidental death inquest verdicts after 96 Liverpool supporters died 23 years ago.

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On The Anniversary Of The First Ibrox Stadium Disaster, Football’s Sombre Roll Call…

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A sombre note today on the anniversary of the first major disaster in football. On 5th April 1902, at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, a section of the stand collapsed during a match, killing 26 people and injuring 517 more.

Scotland were playing England in a British Home Championship match at the time when, 51 minutes in, the terracing on the newly-built West Tribune Stand caved in sent hundreds of fans plummeting over 40 feet to the ground.

On This Day In 1999: Rare Ray Of Light As Sheffield Wednesday Hit Five To Wallop Wimbledon

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Gilles De Bilde is challenged by Alan Kimble of Wimbledon (Photo: Ben Radford /Allsport)

It hadn't been a good start to the 1999/2000 Premier League season for Sheffield Wednesday. Over the course of the first nine games of the campaign, the team had failed tochalk up a single win.

ESPN’s ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary And 30 For 30 Soccer Stories Now Available On Netflix

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ESPN's explosive Hillsborough documentary as well as six other films from ESPN's 30 For 30 Soccer Series are now available for viewing via Netflix's streaming service in the United States.

All seven films have covered a range of topics including national tragedies in Ireland and England to the disappearance of the Jules Rimet Trophy, each as exciting and different as the last.

Running: Corriendo por mi, corriendo por las memorias

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15 de Abril del 2013.

Es un día que se está convirtiendo cada vez más difícil de olvidar. Desperté a correr como últimamente hago. No los engaño, practiqué deporte muchos años de vida, pero tenía casi una década sin tener el hábito de hacer ejercicio, opté por correr, opté por el running.

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team has pictures of Stoke fans mocking Munich (including banner).

The Evening News reports on United's Hillsborough tribute.

The Guardian wonders whether Wayne Rooney is the answer to our midfield problems.

Beautifully Red has Van Persie goal and celebration from yesterday in GIF form.

Hillsborough 24 Years On

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The TRUTH is finally out and justice WILL follow.
May the 96 Liverpool fans who tragically lost their lives at Hillsbrough rest in peace and may they never walk alone.
Always in our hearts & minds.

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Joey Barton: The enigmatic figure of English football

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Joey Barton: The enigmatic figure of English football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Apart from his footballing skills, what sets Joey Barton apart from the rest are his antics off the field and no other footballer (bar Mario Balotelli) can divide opinions as much as the Marseille midfielder does.

Sir Bobby Hosts Families Of Hillsborough Victims

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Sir Bobby Charlton played host to families of the Hillsborough victims at Old Trafford yesterday.

Our ambassador was involved in the tribute that was paid to those that lost their life at Hillsborough ahead of our game against Liverpool at Anfield earlier in the season too.

"Sir Bobby Hosts Families Of Hillsborough Victims" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

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Die Engländer sind schon ein merkwürdiges aber auch ein konsequentes Völkchen. Wie wir ja alle wissen, sind seit der Katastrophe von Hillsborough im Jahr 1989 die Stehplätze in den englischen Stadien verboten. Bisher war das noch nie ein großes Problem. Dadurch hat sich eine neue Fankultur, die wenig Support und Stimmung im Stadion macht sondern [.

Hillsborough Hearing Date Set

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The Attorney General's attempt to overturn the original Hillsborough inquest verdicts will be heard on 19 December.
Dominic Grieve made the application to the High Court in the wake of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's damning report into the 1989 disaster, which caused the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters.