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Justice for the 96

6 January 2015

A message from the Dons Trust

In last night’s match day programme for the FA Cup tie against Liverpool we published a statement from the Dons Trust in support of the families affected by the Hillsborough disaster.

This was printed, along with articles from the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) and the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC).

Below is the full statement from the Dons Trust:

As a fans-owned club, we would like to take the opportunity of our first match against Liverpool in 15 years to declare our support for the campaigners for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

There have been significant developments over those 15 years, culminating of course in an admission from the Prime Minister that the original inquests were misled by a false narrative originating from the police. Following a government apology, new inquests are underway.

The cover-up and attempt by the authorities to impugn the reputations of the dead fans was made possible by the demonisation of all football fans by the government and media in the late 1980s and early 1990s. We believe that achieving justice for the families of those who died attending a football match is something that concerns all football fans equally. Regardless of whatever rivalries there are between us, fans of all teams have far more in common than the loyalties that divide us.

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