Hillsborough Remembered

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Hillsborough Remembered
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There have been many tragedies in football. Heysel 1985, Bradford 1985, Rangers 1971, even as recently as this past month in Africa. This Wednesday is the 20th anniversary of one of those tragedies.

On Apr. 15, 1989, the lives of 96 Liverpool fans were taken at Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wednesday, as we played Nottingham Forest in the semifinal of that year's FA Cup.

There are a whole generation of Liverpool fans who were either too young to remember or weren't even born when this event happened. On Sunday, the BBC broadcast an hour long show called Hillsborough Stories, presented by Kelly Cates (better known as Kelly Dalglish), the daughter of then-Liverpool manager and playing legend Kenny Dalgish. It featured the recollections of that day from people who were actually there.

This isn't an article shouting for justice, or to boycott The Sun, or to hang Kelvin MacKenzie. It is simply to remind those of us who were around then, and to introduce those who don't know of this tragedy, wherever they are in the world.

The show is available on the BBCi player, here.

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