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RIP The 96.... YNWA

13 comments, 1641 views, posted 4:59 pm 15/04/2012 in Journals by djskitzy
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23 years ago today, 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives simply because they went to watch a football match. There has never been any form of justice for this terrible event. Today I went to pay my respects, and add a scarf to the collection, at the memorial outside the stadium where the tragedy happened.

Read about it all here

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bradpitt (20), happyhollie (10), z0phi3l (15), Edorph (5), grnday3415 (10), Zeddicus (5), Squirrel (10), spykesmom (10), marksyzm (3), taz (5), Flee (10), Wombat_Harness (10), DarkHelmet (10)

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10:59 am 16/04/2012

Flee

This was a stadium rush that caused it?

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11:03 am 16/04/2012

marksyzm

Yep!

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11:14 am 16/04/2012

Flee

I remember seeing the pics in the paper when I was younger. There was a pic of a girl that looked about 10 years old that was pressed against the fence, getting crushed.

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9:26 pm 16/04/2012

cyvoid

because people are fucking retards

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11:05 pm 16/04/2012

djskitzy

Quote by cyvoid:
because people are fucking retards


it was actually a complete faliure of control by the authorities. The police and the stewards should have prevented that simply by doing their jobs correctly....

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2:37 am 17/04/2012

cyvoid

you know because of your reply i actually went to the effort of reading up on this. And yes if better crowd control measures had been in effect then maybe it would have been prevented. You could also say that if traffic hadn't backed up then the gathering of the crowd would have been more spaced out and less urgent, or that those if those with out tickets had stayed home the flow would have been better.

But the root cause is a bunch of assholes pushing on the people in front of them in an effort to make the line move.

fucking

retards

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10:19 am 17/04/2012

marksyzm

You will get that in even the gentlest of giant crowds - it's human twatty nature. Control is needed here.

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2:31 pm 17/04/2012

cyvoid

I disagree.
I have been to nfl games, baseball games, disney, multiple theme parks, nhl games, lilith fair, a couple of other big fair concerts, multiple arena concerts, and never have I experienced people pushing on me trying to get to the front, all without any more crowd control than was present at this event. None with mounted horsemen. The closest would be when i was down in the standing area in front of a stage, and even that was not enough to actually move me.

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2:49 pm 17/04/2012

djskitzy

you shoulda been at the front then cyvoid you'd have saved 96 lives

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3:03 pm 17/04/2012

marksyzm

Quote by cyvoid:
I disagree.
I have been to nfl games, baseball games, disney, multiple theme parks, nhl games, lilith fair, a couple of other big fair concerts, multiple arena concerts, and never have I experienced people pushing on me trying to get to the front, all without any more crowd control than was present at this event. None with mounted horsemen. The closest would be when i was down in the standing area in front of a stage, and even that was not enough to actually move me.


America. You have more space. A LOT more space. We have very, very little. That's where the problems occur. All your stadiums have giant exits and giant doors and giant everything. Ours go down little twiddly allyways which either lead you to a dead end or a local pub.

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6:24 pm 17/04/2012

cyvoid

perhaps this is a cultural thing that I simply cannot understand. I can't understand the mindset that would cause people to actually push the people in front of them.

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8:20 pm 17/04/2012

marksyzm

lager, and a passion for football so deep

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8:46 pm 17/04/2012

djskitzy

cyvoid would have a heart attack on the Kop....

I was at the front last week when Carrol scored against Blackburn (did I mention that already?) and in 5 seconds I'd moved about 30ft without even touching the ground, I'm a 200lb bloke who dont usually move so easy, and that was in an all seater stadium.

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