One Hull City fan has won the respect of Liverpool fans and the wider footballing community after an incredible gesture during yesterday’s match at Anfield.
Ian Abey, who is a lifelong Hull fan, attended the game wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words “Never Ever Forget” and the number 96.
The Hillsborough disaster remains the worst disaster in British sporting history. After years of lies, earlier this year the official inquest finally that the supporters were unlawfully killed after failings by the police.
“I remember when it happened. I was just driving and it came on the radio that something had happened in the stadium. I didn’t know what happened I just heard something had happened. I am glad the truth has finally come out in the end,” he said.
He says he was moved to make the gesture because it could happen to anyone.
“I know what it’s like to lose somebody and to lose 96 people, for their families to watch them go to a football match and not come back, it’s just, there are no words for it.
“And it’s something you never know is going to happen. It could happen to anybody, head along to a football match and just not come home.” (Hull Daily Mail).
We thank you for your support, Ian. It really is very greatly appreciated.