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Justice for the 97

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by tombrown, Jul 29, 2021.

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  1. tombrown

    tombrown Part of the Furniture Member

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    Surprised not to find a thread about this already this morning, so posting it myself.

    RIP

    https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/439184-a-statement-from-the-family-of-andrew-devine

    A statement from the family of Andrew Devine

    It is with great sadness and a sense of immense loss that we can confirm that Andrew Devine passed away yesterday at the premature age of 55.
    Our collective devastation is overwhelming but so too is the realisation that we were blessed to have had Andrew with us for 32 years since the Hillsborough tragedy.
    We welcome the conclusion of the coroner, Mr Andre Rebello, made today at Liverpool Coroner’s Court, that Andrew was unlawfully killed, making him the 97th fatality of the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 1989.
    In the intervening years, Andrew has been a much loved son, brother and uncle. He has been supported by his family and a team of dedicated carers, all of whom devoted themselves to him.
    As ever, our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hillsborough.
    We would ask that our privacy is respected at this sad time.

    Liverpool Football Club statement
    Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Andrew Devine, who died yesterday at the age of 55.
    A lifelong Liverpool supporter, Andrew continued to attend matches at Anfield when possible despite suffering life-changing injuries at Hillsborough on April 15, 1989. In doing so he defied expectations that he would not survive for six months after the tragedy.
    At an inquest held in Liverpool today, it was ruled that Andrew was unlawfully killed as a result of the disaster, providing a further tragic reminder of the toll that Hillsborough continues to take on all affected by it.
    The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Andrew’s family and his carers.
    It should also be noted that Andrew’s family have appealed for privacy and we would urge that this request is respected.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Administrator Administrator

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    Article: Liverpool players and staff at the club’s Austrian training camp paid tribute to Andrew Devine on Thursday morning by observing a 97-second silence.

    A lifelong supporter of the club, Andrew passed away earlier this week at the age of 55. Despite sustaining life-changing injuries at the Hillsborough disaster, he continued to attend Reds matches at Anfield when possible.

    Prior to the morning training session getting under way in Tirol, Jürgen Klopp gathered his players and staff together in tribute to Andrew.

    Klopp said: “We found out that Andrew was in hospital last week and all of us hoped that he would make a recovery but it wasn’t to be.

    “It is a very sad moment for everyone who has Liverpool in their hearts and for many others besides. We have lost an incredible person, someone who showed us all what it is to fight and who refused to give in even when the expectation was that he could fight no more.

    “I did not know Andrew well but I met him when he visited Melwood when visits were still possible and all of us got to share some time with him. He had his carers with him and it was clear that they were brilliant people who did so much for him.

    “We are all very sad about this news. We are sad for Andrew, we are sad for his wonderful family who cared for him for so long and we are sad for the entire Liverpool family because another life has been cut short by Hillsborough.

    “All of them are in my thoughts and prayers. We will not forget Andrew. He made a big impact on all of us.”


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    darkstarexodus Very Well-Known Member

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    The trauma never stops, does it.
     
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    Squiggles Very Well-Known Member

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    Horrible news.

    Huge respect for Milner for diverting the CL parade bus to his house. I don't know what Andrews condition was like around that time, but you can only hope that was one of his happiest memories.

    RIP
     
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    Whaddapie Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Awful news.  Sleep well, mate.  YNWA.

    Hope the success of the past few years brought him and his family some happiness.
     
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    Silver Sean Well-Known Member

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    Was in same ITU as me in Royal Hallamshire. Tony Bland next to me, and Andrew a few beds along. I have no memory of it obviously as I was in a coma. Rest easy Andrew.
    How I survived fuck knows. Very sad day. Again. Another one.
     
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    Silver Sean Well-Known Member

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    No, it does not.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    It never gets easier to hear about.

    RIP Andrew
     
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    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer -Cashed out to Cashed Up Member

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    Very sad.

    RIP
     
  11. tombrown

    tombrown Part of the Furniture Member

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    How is it that they caused us such pain, and they continue to add to that pain more than 30 years later, and yet they continue to walk free and still they  push the  blame on us.

    So sad and so angry.

    Justice .... what justice?
     
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