15:06, 15.04.89, 96. These are numbers etched into the hearts and minds of every Liverpool fan around the world. It was at this time, referee Ray Lewis blew his whistle for the last time on that sunny April afternoon. According to official records, it was in the following 9 minutes that 96 of our brothers and sisters perished. This ‘cut-off’ point has never been accepted by the families, whose fight for justice continues, 21 years on.
I am from Ireland and watched the disaster unfold from a very safe distance. I have no story to tell, I did not lose anyone I knew that day. My purpose for writing this is purely to remember the 96 football fans that never came home:
Antoine has already named each of the victims. I have just added a picture of each of them above in happier times.