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Thread #156325   Message #3687542
Posted By: GUEST,Some bloke in Scotland
21-Dec-14 - 08:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: The reason I stopped watching football (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: The reason I stopped watching football (UK)
err I think Al, you will find my vitriol was about the remark linking violence with Hillsborough.

I wrote eighteen referrals to coroner (death certificates with open ends) on that day, the rest by colleagues, both at the hospital,and the sports hall temporary mortuary. As a house officer, my training included having certified a number of deaths within a one year period. I hit over half my quota in an hour, and all young men and boys. Comments linking Hillborough or Ibrox (tubular stand barriers) to violence are what criminal elements within the police initially tried. Never thought I'd read it on Mudcat. After all, you don't tend to read it in The Sun these days either...

Anyway, football isn't a way of life. It's far more important than that. (Bill Shankley.)