December 6th, 2011

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Losing a loved one unexpectedly is always a tragedy, but even more so when their death is guised with cruel rumours in the mainstream press. When 96 Liverpool FC fans were crushed to death in Hillsborough in 1989, in what was supposed to be nothing more than a fun day at the football, the Sun’s front page the next day was not only staggeringly disrespectful in the way it was presented but it created deep wounds that have endured for two decades of campaigning for justice – a battle to have the truth recognized as the official version of events.

The cause came back home to Sheffield last Saturday, when Mick Jones of The Clash performed at a Justice for Hillsborough gig at The Leadmill, with Pete Wylies, Jon McClure and The Farm. Jones performed The Clash songs for the first time in 20 years to raise awareness of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. The gig is part of a six-date Justice Tour that is picking up supporters as it goes through the UK; in Manchester, the Stone Roses joined the group of musicians to show their support and in Sheffield, Jon McClure also joined the bill last minute.

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