It’s become apparent on this website just how bitter Mancunian’s are towards Liverpool fans. United fans sell shirts saying ‘Justice for the 39’ in reference to the 39 people who tragically lost their lives at the Heysel Stadium Disaster in 1985. Many claim this is to stand up for those who lost their lives, but we all know that’s just a cover.
Most United supporters know very little about what went on that day in May, they also don’t know much about what went on after it. They shout, sing and make sick T-Shirts about ‘Justice for the 39’ without really knowing what they’re talking about, they use 39 lost lives to points score against Liverpool fans and mock our campaign for Justice for the 96 that lost their lives at Hillsborough.
You see, in reality, justice was done in the proper way for those that died at Heysel. After trials in Belgium fourteen Liverpool supporters were given 3-year sentences for involuntary manslaughter. Those responsible for what went on were prosicuted, or at least most of them were. Compare this to Hillsborough and there’s a huge difference. David Duckenfield, the officer in carge on the day was never found guilty despite making major mistakes.
Liverpool supporters have also apologised for what happened, going as far as to setting up a mosaic on the Kop. yes, it was nearly 20 years after the disaster but it was still a fitting tribute. 5-a-side games with Juventus fans before games have also been organised, to try and build bridges with the supporters of the Italian club, especially those who lost family and friends at Heysel.
So, Manchester United have shown their bitterness with this time and time again. They don’t know what they’re talking about when they shout for ‘justice for the 39’ all they know is it annoys us. They also know it’s using the dead to points score against opposition fans, they know it mocks our shouts for ‘justice for the 96 and of course we know justice has never been done for those that died at Hillsborough, Heysel, as I’ve explain, is a different story all together. People who were responsible have been sent down, it’s now just Manchester United fans using the dead to insult us.