UPDATE : The Boston Globe issued a “Correction” however they never appologised
Correction: Because of a reporting error, Alex Beam’s column on Tuesday in the “g” section mischaracterized the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster involving Liverpool soccer fans as a “riot.” The official investigation into the disaster, which cost 96 lives, placed the blame primarily on poor crowd control and inadequate stadium design.
An article published in today’s Boston Globe has enraged Liverpool supporters around the world.
Columnist Alex Beam (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) called Hillsborough a riot, in article entitled “Hardball in Liverpool”. The article mostly speaks of NESV’s purchase of Liverpool however I don’t know what this guy’s problem is as he goes into a whole rant in which he calls us insane amongst other things.
“None of those sane people are in Liverpool, however. Even by the deranged standards of European soccer, Red fans are totally bonkers. Their excitable Internet fan sites are still agonizing over a 21-year-old soccer riot that killed 96 people.”
Mr. Beam (No relation to Jack) obviously is clueless and very insensitive with his remarks about Hillsborough and deserves to be educated.
Please email email@example.com send complaints on his disgusting article, we want full apology or him sacked.
The phone number is 617-929-3309 for those who want their voices heard, please keep it civil.
Justice for the 96
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