96

I was just a young boy in 1988 and started following and supporting the greatest football club in the world, Liverpool FC, the people’s club, with the most passionate and loyal supporters in England and around the world.

On 15th April 1989, vague memories remained inside me, I remembered watching FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, held at Hillsborough. The match was only played a while before the match was switched to the other semi-final match going on. Initially, I was suprised, not realising what really happened to my favourite football team’s match. Never in my life did I realise (and many of the fans around the world, including football fans) the horrors and loss of 96 Liverpool supporters in Hillsborough, for the papers in the next few days and weeks, the outpour of emotions, sadness, memorials filled Anfield and across the world football community. I still have memories of the scarfs, flowers that were laid at Anfield, from all walks of life, it showed another side of football, that goes beyond the language, culture and the football clubs people supported.

In its 20th year anniversary, there still lies things to be answered, justice to be done. While the search for justice and truth continues, the memories and spirit of the 96 will never be forgotten, whether or not you are a Liverpool FC supporter or a world football supporter, the Hillsborough disaster shaped and changed football and how football is supported.

To the 96 Reds, You’ll Never Walk Alone……….

6 thoughts on “96

  • April 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm
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    I can still remember the news report about the incident.

    These 96 Liverpool supporters…they are part of football history.

  • April 19, 2009 at 7:02 am
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    Oh hey! Fellow Liverpool supporter! Cool!
    When that incident happened, I was just an innocent little kid who doesn’ t know what’s happening..
    What happened? I didn’t have the time to google it yet.
    Maybe I will later..

  • April 20, 2009 at 12:36 am
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    Hi iWalk

    The 96 Reds will never be forgotten and always be part of football history.

  • April 20, 2009 at 12:39 am
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    Hi Cashmere

    Glad to know another fellow Liverpool supporter !!!

    Go the official Liverpool FC website and they have a link dedicated to the memory of Hillsborough.

    It’s one of football worst disaster, changing the face of football across the world.

    You’ll Never Walk Alone…….

  • April 22, 2009 at 6:19 am
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    Liverpool drew with Arsenal today…
    There goes the chance to be on top of the table.. 🙁

  • May 1, 2009 at 1:16 am
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    Hi Cashmere

    We must never lose hope ! Go Reds !

    You’ll Never Walk Alone !

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