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Supporters not perfect
TONY KELLY’S column (Saturday, September 15) expressed delight that the ‘truth’ about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster was that the police were mainly at fault. Tony feels that exonerates Liverpool FC supporters from blame.
However, Tony did not mention the 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster in Brussels. On that appalling evening, Liverpool supporters breached a fence inside the stadium. They then charged at Juventus supporters. The outcome was that 39 people died. Most were Juventus supporters, none were British. Consequently, all English clubs were banned from European competitions for several years.
Liverpool supporters are not, and never were, any better – or any worse – than the supporters of most other major football clubs.
CS Jeffrey, East Mount Road, York.