On April 15, 1989, during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, ninety-six fans died at Hillsborough. Today is the tragic 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster.
At Sheffield Wednesday’s ground on that fateful day, men, women and children were killed. They succumbed in the fatal crush on the Leppings Lane terrace at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
Liverpool will honour the anniversary privately, with Liverpool players and staff observing a minute’s silence on Thursday.
On their public front, they released a Twitter post for the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster:
Their Premier League rivals Manchester United also posted:
Meanwhile, an official Liverpool statement was posted along with a video remembering all 96 victims.
It said: “As a result of the events on April 15, 1989, at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, 96 children, women and men lost their lives.”
“For more than three decades, the bereaved families and survivors of the tragedy have demonstrated remarkable courage, dignity and resilience,” it read.
“In April 2016, an inquest jury concluded that the 96 were unlawfully killed and that no role was played by the supporters in causing the disaster.”
“Our thoughts, as always, are with all those affected by the tragedy at Hillsborough and the 96 fans who will never be forgotten,” the statement added.
Back then, Kenny Dalglish, nicknamed King Kenny, allegedly personally attended all 96 funerals of the Hillsborough victims.