We should take a moment to remember one of the greatest tragedies in football that occurred 24 years ago today. On April 15th, 1989, Liverpool and Nottingham Forrest were set to play the semifinals of the FA Cup. Liverpool supporters far outnumbered Forrest supporters, but were not given as many tickets. Out of fear that the several thousand fans outside the gates would turn violent, supporters were allowed to enter an already overcrowded stadium on the Leppings Lane end. The influx of people crushed fans in the front against the barriers, killing 96 of them.

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