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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  1. No one should ever, not make it home from a game of football. JFT96

  2. Why? The worst thing no one wants to happen when football’s biggest season papa’s burgeria

  3. How this is getting only 4.7 stars out of 10 is beyond me. It is one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen on the Hillsborough tragedy and I have seen many.

    Outstanding documentary. Justice for the 96. And justice, they got.