>I have to start today’s post by saying that despite it being 20 years ago, the shock and horror at what happened at Hillsborough is still as real as on the day.
As a genuine football fan, it is something that is too close to home. Indeed in 1987, I was at the FA Cup Semi Final at Hillsborough with a pal who is a Leeds fan. We entered the ground that day via the Leppings Lane turnstiles. To then hear two years later that 96 people died at that same end is horrific. It was made all the worse by the police deliberately lying at the time- ie the fans forced the gate open etc- erm no Chief Superintendent Duckinfield, you ordered the gate to be opened, but forgot to direct the fans away from the pen through the tunnel!
I know it is not a cycling post, but it is something that means a lot to this football fan, so please indulge me.