If you’re a citizen of Britain or indeed a football fan, we would strongly suggest that it should be.
Which is why this is so much more than a sporting disaster.
It should be remembered for a very long time in our history, reminding us of what takes place when a ‘modern’ democracy seeks to quell, yes, even crush its citizens’ voice.It has been established that Policemen lied & their Force(s) colluded, that the English FA denied people their human rights for monetary profit, that people in various organisations failed to ensure grounds being used were basically safe, that coroners & medics essentially lied to hide accountability, that judges conspired to subdue the truth, & politicians connived to hinder innocent victims.
So where have the English FA been in all of this?
This potentially corrupted Body have said absolutely nothing of note, since the HIP published that damning Report, except a half-hearted apology that doesn’t even come close to recognizing the terrible, double injustice done, nor in any way attempt to lift the very heavy burden carried by the victims’ families, & to many more who survived Hillsborough.
It is this glaring abuse by a Governing Body which proves that it isn’t fit for purpose. Indeed as in many organisations instead of the guilty being shipped out, sacked and/or prosecuted many have been promoted or are still in other positions of influence within either the English game or abroad.
Hillsborough is a massive stain on not just Football but also the English Justice System, Democracy and indeed on basic human decency.
Justice is coming. But it is over 24 years too late for some.