Leeds United: A disaster in the making - Hay
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 5 years
The gravest scandal of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 was the cover-up which followed it. But there were other failings too; a multitude outlined last week by a definitive report into the death of 96 Liverpool supporters. The findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel laid bare the attempt to smear the crowd in Hillsborough’s Leppings Lane End but the campaign for justice did not end there. There were more questions to be answered – why had Hillsborough’s safety certificate not been updated since 1979, and why were previous warnings of problems in that part of the stadium neither heeded nor acted upon? As Phil Scraton, professor at Queens University Belfast and a member of the panel, said: “The risks were known and the fatal crush in 1989 was foreseeable.” Among the echoes of the Hillsborough disaster was the semi-final between Leeds United and Coventry City on April 12, 1987, a match in which United’s supporters were packed into the Leppings Lane End. Here, four fans who we...
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