We knew there was a problem at Hillsborough the year before

Michael Barrett talks about being at the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989. At the Hillsborough stadium, there was a crush of humans in Sheffield (England) on 15 April 1989 during FA Cup semi-final game between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest. There were 96 deaths and 766 injured in one of the worst football incidents globally, and the biggest sporting disaster ever in Britain. Michael recollects that the year before that there was already clear that there was a problem and there could be crushing.

Storyteller: Michael Barrett
Date of Story: 15 April 1989
Location of Story: Crosby, UK
Date of recording: 16 August, 2016