Wednesday, 15 April 2009
In Memory Of The Liverpool 96 (Celtic Hammer's Tribute)
There are a few points I wish to discuss about Liverpool, not to have a go but just to highlight the problems at the top of our game; but today isn't the day for that.
We held a minute's silence in Spike's bar after the game at 3.06; its not much but on days like this you feel you have to mark these events, if only so that we never forget and that we never repeat what happened.
I wasn't much more than a kid when it happened but I remember thinking that there were kids like me there with their dads. I will be honest, the next time I went to Upton park with my dad, I didn't make a fuss when he told me to hold his hand as we joined the crowd going into the ground, like I had started doing since I'd turned 12 the year before. I was happy to know he was there with me. I thought a lot that day about the kids who would never get to go to a game with their dads again.
It kind of puts a lot of things in perspective and makes a lot look trivial. For those that lost family amongst the 96 who perished I am sure that the pain, the sense of loss and the heartache are as all consuming now as they were 20 years ago. I come from a famiy who has lost someone unexpectedly, and far far before their time, and I only hope that for all the families, the memory of their lost one's life is now stronger than the memory of their loss.
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:04