Shame their attitude towards Hillsborough let's them down.
Like many fans of other clubs outside the city, their opinions are formed from what they read in the newspapers back in '89. Back then, the lies that were printed in the red tops were gobbled up as gospel by the masses. That is just one of the reasons why the families of the victims have fought so hard for so long for the whole case to be reviewed and have sought for the truth about what actually happened that day to be made public and responsibility to be taken by the culpable parties. Hillsborough was a disaster waiting to happen and it could just as easily have been 96 Everton fans who lost their lives that day, had the semi final draw been in a different order. Having known one of the victims and his family quite well growing up, I may be a little bit biased about the whole affair, as I saw first hand the pain and suffering that his nearest and dearest have gone through just to get this far. If nothing else, a full judicial review will offer them some closure and will help with coming to terms with their loss. 25 years on and they still don't know the whole truth about the events of that day. I wish them well in their pursuit of justice and closure and pray that the forthcoming months in court will finally help some of the families to come to terms with their tragic loss and provide some reassurance that those who lost their lives did not do so in vain. Football Stadia in the top leagues of English football are now a much safer place to be, thanks to the lessons learned from tragedies such as Hillsborough and the Bradford fire in '85. Nobody deserves to die over a game of football, but when they do, the only thing that we can do is learn lessons from it and ensure that the risk of re-occurrence is eliminated, or at the very least mitigated. That is the least that we owe those who lost their lives in such tragic circumstances.