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Hillsborough 30 for 30 Is a Must Watch,
Even For Non-Soccer Fans

USA Today, by Ty Duffy

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Posted By:DaddyO, 4/16/2014 6:40:48 AM

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in England. Ninety-six Liverpool fans died and more than 700 were injured in a human crush in the opening minutes of the 1989 FA Cup Semifinal at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield. Inadequate turnstiles created a bottleneck and a crush of thousands of fans outside the ground on the Liverpool side. Police opened a gate, allowing the fans to enter. Standing room fans were kept in enclosed pens at some stadiums for security purposes. Police did not close the entrance to the already full central pens. Thousands streamed down the central tunnel,

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Saw it last night.. much of the blame was put on the new police chief who was in way over his head. A lot of fans were able to enter the stadium without a ticket, and they all wanted the end zone (weird.. most of us want those 50 yard line seats).

The police immediately tried to deflect blame by blaming drunken Liverpool fans, and that´s what really enraged the families of those killed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 4/16/2014 7:19:16 AM     (No. 9812516)

This is tragic and arguably partly the fault of the police. But you don´t read about this sort of behavior from fans of James Galway, Yo Yo Ma, Helene Grimaud or the like, do you?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nosillod, 4/16/2014 8:49:32 AM     (No. 9812657)

I have yet to see a 30 for 30 that wasn´t fascinating. I will check this one out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldborezero, 4/16/2014 10:19:03 AM     (No. 9812836)

Soccer. Not American. Don´t care.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimJr, 4/16/2014 12:24:55 PM     (No. 9813094)

#3, It´s not about soccer. The safety of sports stadiums has improved world-wide in the aftermath of this tragic event. At least as troubling is the police cover-up of the events leading up to the tragedy.

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