27 years ago 96 people who went to a football match at Hillsborough never came home. Today, after years of lies, a jury in Warrington, Cheshire concluded that those who died were unlawfully killed through the negligence and errors in police planning and responses (among other factors). The fans were completely exonerated, ruining the Sun’s regurgitation of lies spread by Yorkshire Police shortly after the tragedy.
It’s about time. The web of lies that spread after the disaster may have involved the government of the time, and is certainly a low point in the integrity of the British press. Now the truth is known, I hope the families of the lost can know some peace.
You’ll Never Walk Alone.