Facebook page mocking Hillsborough victims is removed

NewsBy Kevin Palmer
Page set up to taunt the Hillsborough dead
Page set up to taunt the Hillsborough dead

A vile Facebook page set-up to mock victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has now been removed after complaints from Liverpool supporters.

The report claims that images of victims of the disaster that claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool supporters and derogatory comments were part of the Facebook page.

Several newspapers reported the story over the weekend and they are now confirming that the page has been removed after an investigation by Facebook officials.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside police told the Liverpool Echo: "The force would like to thank those members of the public for this information and reassure them that enquiries are underway in relation to this matter.”

Liverpool legend John Aldridge is among those who have campaigned against rivals supporters mocking the victims of football disasters, with the Sunday World columnist hoping taunting of this nature ends on all sides.

"You hear fans signing songs about Hillsborough and others singing about the Munich air crash that claimed the lives of Man Utd players and that is not part of football," says Aldo.

The ongoing enquiry in the Hillsborough disaster has been halted for an Easter break, with a resumption due for April 20th.