As you’re probably aware by now, I’m a passionate supporter of Liverpool FC. No team in the world means more to me or shares a stronger bond. Some of my close friends are from Merseyside and whenever I’ve met a Scouser by chance, they’ve always turned out to be witty, wonderfully kind people.
Liverpool fans treat each other as family because we are a family. It is a brotherhood that extends beyond borders and oceans.
On April 15th, 1989 – Ninety-six Liverpool supporters entered Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium. On that terrible day, the lives of families, friends and the entire Merseyside community were all changed forever. 96 fathers, daughters, mothers and sons were lost because of the events that unfolded that day. Events that never had to happen.
To hear the fully accurate, definitive story of what happened that fateful day – please visit: The Hillsborough Justice Campaign website.
On October 17th, 2011, the fight for justice was presented in front of the House of Commons. Steve Rotheram, Allison McGovern, Andy Burnham and others spoke bravely for families affected by the disaster and those without a voice – the 96 themselves. Please read the account of the Commons debate by The Telegraph.
Many thanks to those who continue to fight this worthy cause. Whether it’s those who represented the 96 in front of the House of Commons or current Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, songwriter/activist Billy Bragg, comedian John Bishop, Queens Park Rangers’ midfielder and Huyton-raised Joey Barton, Manchester band The Stone Roses, Mick Jones, Peter Hooton and The Farm, John Power and Cast, Pete Wylie, Jon McClure – you’re all heroes in my book!