Alex Beam has outraged Liverpool fans by using his column in the Boston Globe to suggest “internet fan sites are still agonising over a 21-year-old soccer riot that killed 96 people.”
First of all Alex, yes, we are still agonising after 21 years because we will never forget what happened to our fellow fans for as long as we live. So you can be pretty sure that after 100 years, we will STILL be remembering the 96 fans that we lost on that tragic day. Secondly, I thought you were a renowned journalist and that you would have a good command of the English language, but I guess I was wrong as you do not even know what a riot is!
Calling what happened 21 years ago at Hillsbrough a riot is a total disgrace and disregard to Liverpool fans, family and friends of the 96 fans who did not make it home that day. It still amazes me that until today there are people who call themselves journalists yet they do not get their facts right and yet still want to publish their work filled with lies.
I am sure by now Alex Beam has received thousands of messages telling him exactly what happened at Hillsbrough. The fact that he still has not come out and apologised yet does not sit well with me. The newspaper has only come out and amended the article online and acknowledged an error had been made.
Justice for the 96