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Today's Football Focus Ended With A Stirring Montage Tribute To Hillsborough

Today's Football Focus Ended With A Stirring Montage Tribute To Hillsborough
By PJ Browne

27 years after tragedy befell 96 Liverpool supporters during a FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, justice was finally served this week.

An inquest came to the decision that the victims of the Hillsborough disaster had been unlawfully killed and that fans were not culpable for what happened on April 15th, 1989.

Today's Football Focus on the BBC ended with as tremendous tribute to those who died on that day and what their families had to endure during their long wait for justice.

The commentary, which really makes the clip, is by Peter Jones and comes from his BBC Two report which was broadcast in the hours after the tragedy.

The biggest irony is that the sun is shining now, and Hillsborough's quiet and over there to the left are the green Yorkshire hills, and who would've known that people would die here in the stadium this afternoon.

I don't necessarily want to reflect on Heysel, but I was there that night, broadcasting with Emlyn Hughes, and he was sitting behind me this afternoon, and after half an hour of watching stretchers going out and oxygen cylinders being brought in and sirens screaming, he touched me on the shoulder and said 'I can't take anymore', and Emlyn Hughes left.

The gymnasium here, at Hillsborough, is being used as a mortuary for the dead, and at this moment stewards have got little paper bags, and they're gathering up the personal belongings of the spectators.

And there are red and white scarves of Liverpool, and red and white bobble hats of Liverpool, and red and white rosettes of Liverpool, and nothing else. And the sun shines now.

You can watch the montage below.

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