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I have written before of grief, of remembrance, of a loss so sharp that it seemed to cut through the wind; but I get just a little tired of the professional blame bunch, especially from this lot.

They blame the design  of the grounds.

They state that the ‘visitors turnstiles’ were old, decrepit, and continually jammed.

They blame the ground’s owners for not remodelling the entire stadium for better access.

They blame the police for not supervising crowd control.

They blame the police for the lack of co-ordination between gates.

They blame the police and the Sheffield club for anything they had previously forgotten to include in their litany of blame.

Strangely enough, not a word is laid; not a finger pointed; not a single utterance of condemnation is made at the Liverpool ‘fans’ who made their final heave to get in to see their sacred ‘club’ play a game of bloody football; and in doing so helped crush ninety-six of their fellow supporters to death.

Once again, the serial champions of the British Cities Victimhood trophy gather to allegedly mourn those who died; the solemn ‘minute silence’ echoes around their silly minds, the bells toll continnually; and we are supposed to feel; What Exactly?


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4 thoughts on “and on, and on, etc.

  1. Mike , I usually look forward to your post , however I feel that this is unworthy .

  2. Couldn’t agree with you more Mike: mawkish nonsense.

    “Until justice is done”. That is: we can blame someone (and put them in jail if they are still alive) for a tragedy that was clearly caused by “fans” crushing from the back.

    Why should the state pay to “police” such an event and why are they blamed when it goes wrong?

    I feel deeply for all the families who have lost loved once but this blame-culture shows the sickness in our society now.

  3. nse,

    I think your last paragraph just about sums it up, – no-one taks any responsibility for their own mistakes, it’s always the fault of others.

    That Liverpool fans were among the worst of hooligan groups at that time seems largely to have been forgotten, that their victims in this tragedy seemed to be the young and innocent makes their evasion of any responsibility quite shameful and demeans the very real sympathy that most of us have for the victims and their relatives.

    I believe this incident was the trigger for the implementation of the ‘seats only’ legislation.

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