Every so often, something happens in football that puts everything into perspective. The Hillsborough disaster of April 15th 1989 gave Liverpool fans, and football supporters everywhere, a sharp reminder that there are more important things in life. 96 fans who had travelled to watch Liverpool play in the FA Cup Semi Final match didn’t come home.
You would have thought that, over 20 years later, the circumstances surrounding one of the worst tragedies in world football would be clear to everyone. Sadly that is not the case, with the police reports and other documents still kept hidden. The Hillsborough Families Support Group (HFSG) continue to campaign for these documents to be released, the truth to be heard, and justice to prevail.
We met with the kind people at HFSG to discuss how we could help to boost their funds, to help continue the fight. After much consultation we came up with the two designs below, with the 96 flowers represented on one shirt and a more prominent ‘Justice for the 96′ message depicted on the other. We’re doing everything from printing the t-shirts, packaging them, sending them out and managing customer queries, which will allow HFSG to continue their great work, whilst also generating funds.
For each t-shirt we sell, we’ll be donating at least £4 to the HFSG. You can obviously support this campaign by buying a t-shirt, but also by passing on our website, and letting as many football fans know about the t-shirts, especially on the likes of facebook and twitter. Please do what you can, and hopefully we can raise a respectable amount of money for HFSG. If you would prefer you can bypass us and donate directly to HFSG here.
“We would like to thank Liverpooltees for contacting us with their idea, we love the design they have come up with for this T shirt. This is yet another great example of how Liverpool fans still remember, still offer their support, and continue to help the Hillsborough Family Support Group in our fight for justice.” Margaret Aspinall, Chairman, HFSG