But something had gone seriously wrong and 96 people were crushed to death.
These files have been released from the governments posession. According to news I heard on the radio, these files have been released early. They could have been held for 30 years before anyone got close to them.
Considering that the government have known this all this time is, in itself, a cover up.. a "brush it under the carpet and hope everyone forgets"..
The prime minister has said he is "profoundly sorry" for what he called the double injustice of the Hillsborough disaster.
The report finds that 164 police statements were altered.
The report, by the Hillsborough Independent Panel, showed police and emergency services made "strenuous attempts" to deflect the blame for the disaster on to innocent fans.
Family members of those that died have been campaigning for these files to be released...and now, they finally have.
Some want 'accountability' by those who sought to hinder any and all investigations into how this tragic event occured.
I am aware that many of you out there reading this will have no idea what is being discussed. I would consider posting a video, but due to what happened and out of respect for the families involved, I wont. If you want to watch what did happen, then please do your own research. It's not exactly horrific, but some may find it pretty bad.
It has been classed as the worst sporting accident in English history.
MP Andy Burnham has said that a 'monumental cover-up' has been revealed.
The cover up of the evidence has to be one of the biggest and worst things this country could ever have done. And that is the twist here..
How can we be sure that the police and/or the government will never hide or change anything? How can we get transparency? How can the general public keep these people in a position of power if they are willing and happy to lock things away in order to prevent uproar?
I seriously hope that much more comes out of this than just 'accountability'.. It would seem the entire system needs an overhaul.
The PM says there is no evidence of the government covering anything up?
Oh no!!?? What about withholding evidence for 23 years?
how about that?
Why don't you all step up to the plate and admit you've all hoped the problem would go away...
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