· Big Daddy
There you go.Tragedies like these transcend footballing rivalries. 96 innocent people died, and needlessly at that.
I was 9 years old. I can't remember if it was "live" on BBC Grandstand, but I do remember watching the horror unfold - not quite comprehending that the bodies on the advertising boards (makeshift stretchers) were dead.
All they did was go to a football match, and 96 souls were never to return. Also to anyone who doesn't "get" the poignancy of Hillsborough - I read this in a book once.
"This should affect everyone who's ever stood at a football match, Fate chose Sheffield that day, but it's only by the grace of God, that the Hillsborough memorial plaque isn't at another ground with our own name upon it."
I hope the families find what it is they are looking for, and more importantly find peace.
I remember ITV did a really powerful and moving docu-drama about the disaster once. I;ve never seen it again but it was so well done.
I will also say, on the final game of that season - Arsenal presented flowers to each of the Liverpool players before kickoff, a truly classy gesture. Of course they then stuffed them 0-2.