Written on: 10/05/2008 by pauloross90 (2 reviews written)
On April 15th 1989 a disaster took place which resulted in the deaths of ninety-six Liverpool supporters at Hillsborough, the home ground of Sheffield Wednesday, during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Ninety-six people had their lives crushed out of them. Many more are said to have ended their own lives since as a consequence of that disaster.
The headlines and sub-headlines on the front page of The Sun newspaper on the Wednesday following the disaster were as follows:
Some fans picked pockets of victims
Some fans urinated on the brave cops
Some fans beat up PC giving kiss of life. '
So just four days after their loved ones had died, four days after they had narrowly escaped death themselves, Liverpool supporters were confronted with those headlines. People actually believed those headlines. Those who were there did not believe the headlines of course, nor did those who knew people who had been there. Unfortunately though a lot of people did believe those headlines; people who were not Liverpool supporters, perhaps supporters of another team or people who did not follow football at all. The headlines sewed seeds in so many people's minds that the 96 supporters died at the hands of their own kind. All lies, all proven to be lies, yet never put right by that publication.