The day after the Hillsborough Disaster
Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-19586393
As a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter I am heartened but not surprised by what happened in Parliament yesterday & in the media today.
On the day of the Hillsborough disaster I watched Liverpool supporters arrive in their coaches as they came through Deepcar. They were happy, excited, sober. The sun shone. I waved, cheered.
An hour later, an old man staggered from his terrace house. The sound of the match on the radio through his open door.
‘Something terrible is happening’, he said. He held my arm: ‘It is terrible and nobody is doing anything’.
Next morning I drove through Hillsborough to Sheffield. Graffiti everywhere. Huge letters: ‘HILLSBOROUGH. SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE NOT TO BLAME’.
I stopped my car in disbelief. Who else but the police could have carried out such an act and got away with it?
The point is: the day after the Hillsborough disaster we all of us knew what the truth was.