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‘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.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez with the JUSTICE scarf

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool and Everton football club paid the respectby holding a memorial service to remember the 96 innocent souls, who lost their lives on April 15, 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.

Liverpool vs Manchester City, 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster: Open Thread

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It's going to be an emotional day on Merseyside today and around the world as soccer fans come together to share their respect and remembrance for the 96 innocent soccer fans who died at the Hillsborough Disaster 25 years ago. Plus, there's an English football match to be played as Liverpool takes on Manchester City in the biggest Premier League match of the season thus far.

NBCSN Will Air Special Tribute About Hillsborough Disaster Before Liverpool-Man City Game

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The Premier League's biggest match of the season kicks off on Sunday morning between Liverpool and Manchester City. A win for either club will significantly boost its chances of edging closer to the Premier League title. A loss could rock the team's chances and their confidence in the remaining weeks of the season.

ESPN to Debut Feature-Length Documentary About Liverpool Hillsborough Disaster On April 22

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ESPN will debut a brand-new documentary about the Hillsborough Disaster on US television on April 22, just days after the 25th anniversary of that fateful day.

The tragedy, which is titled Hillsborough, will be the focus of ESPN's feature-length documentary. And it'll be the first new film that ESPN will launch this year to kick off its soccer film coverage.

Unbroadcast Film Shows Hillsborough Witness Was Right: The Daily EPL

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BBC's TV programPanoramahas viewed never before broadcast footage of the Hillsborough Disaster, and has shown that despite the coroner's ruling that all those who died that day had been beyond help by 3:15pm crucial evidence has been found that an off-duty police officer tried to revive a dying boy who was still alive after 3:30pm.

Betting firm uses billboard to show it has been a good season for Liverpool fans

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Paddy Power have reaffirmed their reputation as the undisputed Kings of Generating Publicity With Controversial Billboards this week with a new effort outside Liverpool's Lime Station.

The Irish bookmaker used a 100-ft digital screen in central Liverpool to imply that an incredibly average Premier League season for Brendan Rogers' side has actually been a good one.

Liverpool vs Everton, Merseyside Derby: Open Thread

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Jamie Carragher should play a role in his last ever Merseyside Derby before he hangs up his boots at the end of the season to become a pundit on Sky Sports.

The veteran Liverpool defender will be just one of the story lines today. Another one will be the mosaic that the Liverpool supporters in the Kop will lift up before the match kicks off to thank Everton supporters for their support regarding the Hillsborough Disaster.

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.

Reds Confirm Minute's Silence

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Liverpool have confirmed they will hold a minute's silence before Sunday's game against West Ham as a mark of respect for the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster.
The Anfield clash with the Hammers is the final home game before the 24th anniversary of the tragedy, which will be the first since the Hillsborough Independent Review published its findings.

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.

Lord Chief Justice orders new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster

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Fresh inquests have been ordered into the deaths of the 96 fans who tragically died during the Hillsborough disaster of 1989.

An application by the Attorney General led to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Lord Judge, has prompted the new inquests after a report suggested that 41 of the 96 fans who died could have been saved.

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.

Can United stand up to the pressure against Liverpool?

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Age-old rivals Liverpool and Manchester United go head-to-head on Super Sunday at Anfield, with both sides having much to prove. The hosts are looking to assert themselves under new boss Brendan Rodgers, whilst the visitors are eager to win back their Premier League title. With revelations over the Hillsborough disaster and a renewal of the race row between Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez in the thoughts ahead of the game, this is set to be an explosive encounter.

Dalglish Returns For United Game

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Kenny Dalglish will attend Liverpool's match against Manchester United on Sunday to show his support for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
It will be his first visit to Anfield since his second spell as manager ended with his sacking in May.
Dalglish was Liverpool's boss at the time of the 1989 tragedy, in which 96 fans died, and he played a huge part in the club's response, attending dozens of funerals, while also continuing to be a vocal supporter of the campaign for truth and justice.

Radio Cuju: Episode 22

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On this special edition of Radio Cuju, Richard and Ginge discuss the Hillsborough disaster. We tell the story of what happened on that day in April 1989, discuss the finding of the independent panel released this week and the potential aftermath as the truth appears to, at long lost, be coming out.

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

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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...

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Video- Everton Hillsborough Tribute Merseyside United September 2012 at Newcastle game

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Match Of The Day 2′s Solemn 96-Second Tribute To Hillsborough Disaster Victims (Video)

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In lieu of rolling their usual credit sequence, MotD2 used the last 96 seconds of their broadcast yesterday evening to air a solemn tribute to the 96 people killed as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster...

As I thought to myself last night, it really was a lovely touch.

Hillsborough: Apologies, Truth & Justice

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The last twenty-four hours or so have been rapidly evolving series of watershed moments for the perception of the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. The last cobwebs of doubt have been swept away from the naysayers, and those that might have sought to place the blame for events of that day on anybody other than those that were supposed to be in charge of safety that day.

Hillsborough Independent Panel Report Released

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April 15th, 1989. The most horrific sports related incident in UK history. 96 people died that day in a match between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool in a FA Cup semi at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday FC. While it's too long to reprint it all here, below are two links that may make it worth your time: The summary findings The full report download (PDF file) Even if you

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The Sun gives Liverpool fans ‘THE REAL TRUTH’ front page apology

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The Sun newspaper today published a front page apology for its reporting of the Hillsborough disaster. Under editor Kelvin MacKenzie, The Sun infamously reported 'The Truth' behind the tragedy. An independent panel yesterday found that the claims made in that article that the deaths were caused by drunken Liverpool fans, that supporters had pickpocketed [.

The Truth, At Last, For The 96

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It took more than twenty-three years but the truth finally became public about the Hillsborough disaster today, and its capacity to shock remains as undiminished as ever. The families of those who died, who have fought tooth and nail for the full story to be made public, finally realised their wish today with the release of 450,000 new documents relating to the events of the fifteenth of April 1989, and for many individuals who felt that they might have washed their hand of all of this today will be a rightly uncomfortable day.

It’s finally official: Liverpool fans were not to blame for the Hillsborough disaster

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Prime minister David Cameron has apologised to the families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster and at last given official confirmation that Reds supporters did not cause the deaths. The apology follows the release of thousands of previously unseen government files relating to the 1989 disaster.

‘On Behalf Of The Government, I Am Profoundly Sorry’ – David Cameron Concludes Liverpool Fans Were Not To Blame For Hillsborough Disaster

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23 years on down the line, 'The 96' finally get the truth...


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.

Racism… Again

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We live in tumultuous times. It has frequently felt over the last few days, weeks and months as if the edifices of twentieth century Britain are starting to be dismantled, and football is not free from the times being a-changing. When the independent panel released its findings into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, it felt like a watershed moment.

Dalglish: Fergie On The Phone Straight After Hillsborough

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Kenny Dalglish has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the first people to offer his help to Liverpool after the Hillsborough disaster.

"When the Hillsborough disaster happened back in 1989, Sir Alex Ferguson was straight on the phone to offer his help in any way he could," Dalglish said.

USA back on track, Hack on youth, Hillsborough report, more

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Gomez puts US back on track. Marcus Tracy, training with Union, signed by MLS. Hack on Union youth. Independent Hillsborough Disaster report released, Brit PM apologizes for failures and coverup. More news.

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Nogueira, MacMath, and Edu on TOW lists, Pfeffer scores for US U-20s, more

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Vincent Nogueira, Zac MacMath, and Maurice Edu named to Team of the Week lists. Power rankings. Zach Pfeffer scores for US U-20s at Dallas Cup. More.

Frustrated: Quotes, reports reaction to Saturday’s draw, HCI season opening win, no WC for US U-17s

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Hack says Saturday's draw feels like a loss. More quotes and reports from the game. Cristhian Hernandez assists Harrisburg's stoppage time winner. US knocked out of CONCACAF U-17 Championship quarterfinals. More news.

Mac expects 4-4-2, Reserve League/USL-PRO integration, some great videos, more

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McInerney expects Union to play 4-4-2. MLS working to integrate Reserve League with USL-PRO. Oldest existing footage of soccer in US. Union holiday video card and IS It March Yet? More news.

Klinsmann says a tie is not the plan, USA World Cup qualifier news & previews, more

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Klinsmann says the US will not play for a tie. News and previews ahead on tonight's World Cup qualifier. Beware The Little Fish. Union v KC game to be shown on NBCSN. More news

USMNT news, Union playing for the fans, PPL Park No. 3, more news

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USMNT news ahead of this evening's big qualifier. Union playing for the fans. PPL Park ranked third best MLS stadium. More news.

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Everton vs Newcastle United, Gameweek 4: Open Thread

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Everton plays Newcastle United today at Goodison Park in a match where the Toffees are planning on having a tribute to the 96 people who died in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. The plans include the mascots wearing both Everton and ...

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