Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to those affected by Hillsborough on the disaster’s 30th Anniversary.

On 15th April 1989, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives in one of football’s most tragic stadium’s crushes.

Rangers have a kinship with the Liverpool support in that the Ibrox club’s history is also marred by a horrific stadium crush. The Ibrox disaster in on January 2nd 1971 saw 66 people lose their lives.

 

Hillsborough is one of football’s biggest and saddest tragedies. The incident reaching its 30th anniversary is incredibly significant.

Three decades later the people of Liverpool continue to campaign for justice for what happened that day. Both Liverpool and Everton fans are united in supporting investigations into the events.

It is incredible that there continues to be controversy surrounding the incident and its immediate aftermath to this day. Almost 100 people lost their lives because of it.

Hillsborough is something very close to Rangers boss Steven Gerrard too. Not only did Gerrard captain Liverpool for almost his entire career, but his 10-year-old cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley was one of the 96 who died in the disaster.

Rangers and Liverpool have both experienced great disasters during their history. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

It shows you just how close Steven Gerrard is to the tragedy and to Liverpool Football Club. A club he returned to last month to do what he does best.

Today’s an important day in not just British football but British culture. Events such as Hillsborough must be used as examples to ensure that nothing like what happened that day ever happens again.

The thoughts and condolences of world football are with Liverpool today.

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