Imagine something horrific happening during your life, something you’ll never forget, something that will haunt you forever. Then imagine someone making a sculpture, graphically depicting scenes from that very event that left you mentally scarred and trying to pass off the said sculpture as a memorial.
This is how many of the survivors of the Hillsborough disaster feel about the new Hillsborough memorial sculpture, created by artist Tony Evans. The statue depicts people being crushed against the Leppings Lane fence, with one person at the top reaching his hand down to help, it may be try to portray the way Liverpool fans helped eachother, but it’s downright disgusting.
Many survivors and families of those who died that day have never fully got over what happened on April 15th, they’ve never had a day when they haven’t thought about it, or had nightmares about it. So, who in their right mind would create a ‘memorial’ that graphically depicts the events of the said day, a 15ft monstrosity that brings all those emotions flooding back? Well. clearly an artist trying to make name for himself with something controversial, but this isn’t controversial, it’s just plain sick.