96 Liverpool Soccer Fans Were 'Unlawfully Killed' In The 1989 Tragedy
More than a decade and a half after the incident, a British jury has decided the 96 Liverpool fans who died were "unlawfully killed."By Matt Moreno | April 26, 2016
A British jury has decided the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster were "unlawfully killed."
That year, during a neutral-site match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, thousands of fans pushed to get into the gates before the match kicked off. So many were trying to squeeze in that some suffocated and died.
The jury decided fans' behavior didn't cause the deaths but the "gross negligence" of stadium officials did.