|Justice For The 96.|
The Hillsborough Independent Panel produced a report after tirelessly and forensically sifting through over 450,000 documents and what they found was simply shocking.
Most Liverpool fans know very well what happened that day, the real truth, but the wider world does not. For 23 years the families, survivors and anyone affiliated with Liverpool Football Club have had mud slung at them.
"A lie can travel halfway round the world before the truth has put it's shoes on." as they saying goes but in the face of adversity the likes of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and Hope For Hillsborough NEVER gave up.
People never understood, why were they still fighting? "Move on" they said, well today shows you why.
It was known that the report would be harrowing, shocking and despite the hurt some of the revelations will cause there must be sheer relief from the families today as the truth is finally out.
The Prime Minister this morning apologised on behalf of his government and the country for the double injustice of Hillsborough. His words were greatly accepted by the likes of Steve Rotherham and Andy Burnham in the House Of Commons who have been linchpins in getting to today's truth.
A quote from the Prime Minister backed up what we have all known for decades but now, it was on the record "Today's report is black and white, the Liverpool fans were not to blame for the disaster."
Today's report revealed shocking numbers including the fact that 164 police statements had been amended. The most heartbreaking figures though concerned the 96. It has been confirmed that 41 of the 96 Liverpool fans that died as a result of the Hillsborough Disaster still had the potential to survive after the 3:15pm cut off point. If the disaster plan and emergency services were orchestrated more effectively, lives could have been saved.
Today revealed the truth, a truth that the majority of us have known for a very long time and whilst there is a long way to go, there is hope now for the next step; JUSTICE.
If you would like to read the full report or analyse the catalogue of evidence then head over to the Hillsborough Independent Panel's website.
Nobody should ever go to a football match never to return home and no parents or next of kin should have to fight for Justice for their loved ones for 23 years. As the weeks and months go on I truly hope that finally the myths of Hillsborough are put to bed and those ignorant people stand up and take note.
Finally vindication has arrived.
My thoughts are with the families, the survivors and all of those affected by Hillsborough and to everyone who tried their best to ensure the real truth of Hillsborough was always known, take a bow, finally the 96 can rest in peace.
Justice WILL prevail.
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