On the day of the Hillsborough Disaster, Manchester United played Derby Country in a division one match at Old Trafford. The match ended with the visitors winning 0-2.
As a part of my documentary about the Hillsborough disaster which unfolded as this game was taking place, I am asking fans of all clubs to contribute with their thoughts & recollections of that awful day. Many people think that the disaster was ‘a Liverpool thing’ but the truth of the matter is that it could have happened to any team at that time.
Maybe you were at this match or following it on the television or radio? Maybe you had been to Hillsborough previously, and have a story to tell about that?
Spurs & Leeds fans have told their stories about crushing in the ’81 and ’87 semi-finals at Hillsborough, and I have already heard from a Man Utd fan who had a terrible experience at the ground in a league game. Some Coventry fans may have been at this game and the 1981 semi-final in which Spurs fans were crushed, thankfully, not fatally.
Whatever you have to say, I’d be grateful if you could leave a reply with your thoughts – please just scroll down for the reply box.