Match Of The Day 2’s Solemn 96-Second Tribute To Hillsborough Disaster Victims (Video)

Chris Wright

17th, September 2012

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By Chris Wright

In lieu of rolling their usual credit sequence, MotD2 used the last 96 seconds of their broadcast yesterday evening to air a solemn tribute to the 96 people killed as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster…

As I thought to myself last night, it really was a lovely touch. The fact that the victims’ names were scrolled in descending age order really struck a chord too – the last name on the list, 10-year old Jon Paul Gilhooley, of course, being Steven Gerrard’s cousin.

Here’s BBC journalist Peter Jones’ tear-jerking eulogy as delivered on ‘BBC Sport on Two’ on the very day of the Hillsborough tragedy, April 15th 1989…

Via Reddit.

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