Carragher, Corbyn and Dalglish lead online tributes as Hillsborough verdict delivered

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A flurry of online tributes were issued today as the Hillsborough disaster inquest concluded that the 96 fans who died on April 15th 1989 were not to blame and were in fact victims of ‘an unlawful killing’.

It wasn’t just Liverpool fans and icons who posted messages of support, but people from all over the country – many of whom consider us a rival or an enemy.

Hillsborough is bigger than football, and the wonderful, long-awaited reaction today proves as much.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also posted a longer message, while Andy Burnham shared a message which described Hillsborough as ‘the greatest miscarriage of justice of our time’. Author Irvine Welsh explained the enormity of the disgrace perfectly, too. 

Celebrities also joined in, as well former boss Rafa Benitez, our rivals Everton and journalist David Conn – who wrote a brilliant report we advise you read following the announcement.

There were many who are now turning their attention on justice for the perpetrators of the cover up, such as the S*n newspaper, the Tory government of the time and South Yorkshire Police. John Aldridge called out former S*n editor Kelvin Mackenzie, while respected journalist Henry Winter reminded us that the battle is not fully won. The fans have been exonerated, but those responsible, the authorities, must be punished – even if it’ 27 years too late.

Poignantly, the club posted this message and pinned it to the top of their timeline. ’27 years of courage, resilience and determination.’

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