Who was the 97th Hillsborough victim?
The name of the 97th victim of the Hillsborough disaster will be added to Liverpool’s memorial at Anfield, the club has said. Andrew Devine died on 27 July, 32 years after being hurt in a crush at an FA Cup semi-final in 1989 that led to 96 other deaths.
What was the main cause of the Hillsborough disaster?
March 2015: After six days of questioning, David Duckenfield admits his failure to close a tunnel before opening gate C “was the direct cause of the deaths of 96 people”. Under pressure, he “froze” and failed to consider the consequences of admitting thousands of fans on to already-packed terraces, he told the jury.
Who were Liverpool playing in the Hillsborough disaster?
Ninety-five men, women and children died immediately or very shortly after they were trapped in the crush in the central “pens” of the Leppings Lane terrace at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground on 15 April 1989.
Why is Hillsborough 97 now?
Liverpool FC said the club’s playing shirts would be amended for the 2022-23 season, with the 97 emblem featuring on the nape of neck. The minute’s applause ahead of Saturday’s game was also held in tribute to people who had died with coronavirus.
Did Liverpool fans caused Hillsborough?
Blaming of Liverpool fans persisted even after the Taylor Report of 1990, which found that the main cause was a failure of crowd control by the SYP….Hillsborough disaster.
|The Leppings Lane end inside Hillsborough Stadium during the disaster (goalposts centre)|
|Hillsborough Stadium Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield|
How many died in the Hillsborough disaster?
Hillsborough disaster/Number of deaths
What happened to Andrew Devine at Hillsborough?
“We welcome the conclusion of the coroner, Mr Andre Rebello, made today at Liverpool Coroner’s Court, that Andrew was unlawfully killed, making him the 97th fatality of the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 1989,” they added.