Hillsborough papers to be released

A historic decision has been made by members of parliament, one that will bring an end to years of lies and distortions: the Hillsborough disaster papers are going to be released, which hopefully will help Liverpool fans deal with the loss of their loved ones.

Ninety-six people died in the crush at the Leppings Lane end of the ground in 1989, which hosted Reds fans for the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. The aftermath was ugly, as The Sun claimed that Liverpool fans were robbing from the dead, and ever since certain sections of the football community have continued to believe that drunk Scousers without tickets were the cause of the disaster.

'I call on the prime minister to make a statement in this house and apologise for the mistakes that were made and the mishandling of this whole tragedy on behalf of a previous government,' said Steve Rotehrham, Labour MP for Walton in Liverpool. 'Instead of those at fault taking responsibility for their actions, a co-ordinated campaign began to shift the blame and look for scapegoats.

'It is claimed that truth is the first casualty of war, but the same can be said of Hillsborough. Misdirection, obfuscation and damned lies were all used as smokescreens to deflect attention away from the guilty.'

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