FROM this far corner of the earth and about 12 hours journey by airplane from Malaysia to UK, I am learning and trying to understand the Hillsborough tragedy. The incident happened in 1989. I was 16 years old. There were no rapid football live telecast like we're having now. I guess I might have noticed the news but my focus then was more on my study or more accurately, on girls as opposed to football issues.
Liverpool will come to a standstill at 3.06pm today (10.06pm Malaysian time) to remember the 20th anniversary of Hillsborough — and the 96 who died.
Cathedral bells will toll once for each life lost and people are being urged to observe a two-minute silence.
Some 20,000 fans are expected to attend a memorial service at Anfield, where football fans from around the world have left scarves, shirts and flowers.
It will begin shortly before 3.06pm, the time Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest was abandoned after fans were crushed at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground.
Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotheram will release 96 red balloons as Gerry Marsden sings Reds’ anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
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