There will only be one post here today given the day that’s in it.
I was thinking about writing something long and involved and with my own memories of the day but that’s not important in any way to anyone but me.
20 years ago today 96 people lost their lives on a beautiful April day. They left their homes to head to what should have been a showpiece of what was good about English football at the time and instead never came home.
I was 15 the day I watched this unfold on live television and it’s stayed with me ever since. My lifelong relationship with Liverpool FC has always been more than about just sport, for many of us Liverpool is about family and nothing brings a family together like tragedy.
It’s why I cry every time I sing You’ll Never Walk Alone; the lyrics are so much more than just a football song. Listen to them. Every since April 15th 1989 it’s been about loss and hope and being together for others under the same banner in the face of enormous tragedy.
Others who have lost family, friends and children. Everything.