Hillsborough Disaster

This ESPN 30 for 30 special examines the tragic events that took place on the 15th of April 1989, the Hillsborough Stadium disaster which resulted in the deaths of 96 people and 766 others being injured. The event itself took place due to dangerous overcrowding during a football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest and remains the worst stadium-related disaster in English sports history and one of the worlds worst football disasters.

In 1990 an official inquiry into the disaster took place which in the end concluded that “the main reason for the disaster was the failure of police control.”, it resulted in the complete removal of standing terraces at all major football stadiums in England, Wales and Scotland.

Through a number of interviews with fans who happened to attend the match, the families of those who sadly lost their life’s, police officers and the use of archival footage we get a complete and in depth look into that notorious day.

 

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