by, 04-15-2009 at 02:56 PM (1219 Views)
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster, I was only 2 when it happened and never really understood how so many people could have died on that day until i found out that the stands which were over crowded had huge metal barriers to stop people going onto the pitch. People were jumping onto the tiers to get out of the crush that killed 96 people one of which was a 10 year old boy.
It makes you think how much has changed since that day, now we have all-seater stadiums, rules on no standing and no barriers - which were removed from all stadiums after this horrible disaster happened.
I put the link up here for many who dont know about what happened.
I know its nothing to do with anything related here but i thought i would pay my respects. Makes you think how short life is and anything can happen.