British expat remembers Hillsborough 30 years on

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:14PM
Flowers and other tributes covered the grounds outside the stadium in the days after the disaster. (Photo / AP - File)

This week marks 30 years since the Hillsborough Disaster, but the day is still clear in the memory of one British expat.

On April 15 1989, 96 people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. 

The incident occurred during an English FA Cup semi-final soccer match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, with many hundreds injured in the process.

It is widely considered the worst disaster in British sporting history.

Danny Fearon was at the game that day. Fearon, who now leaves in New Zealand, told Jason Pine what he remembers from the tragedy. 

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