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6 Charged in 1989 Tragedy That Changed Soccer Forever

96 soccer fans died in the April 15, 1989, Hillsborough stadium disaster

(Newser) - In what the BBC says PM Theresa May is calling a day of "mixed emotions," British prosecutors charged six people Wednesday in the April 15, 1989, Hillsborough stadium disaster in which 96 soccer fans died, many of them crushed to death—the first criminal charges in the tragedy... More »

Jury Blames Cops, Clears Fans in Soccer Disaster That Killed 96

Hillsborough victims were 'unlawfully killed'

(Newser) - The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services were to blame for Britain's worst sports disaster. The jury exonerated the behavior of the... More »

UK PM Apologizes for Soccer Disaster Cover-Up

Justice for the 96, 23 years after Hillsborough disaster

(Newser) - Some 23 years after 96 soccer fans were crushed to death in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster, their families have received some of the justice they have long demanded. Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized for the "double injustice" suffered by families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster:... More »

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