Letter: Nobody cheered Liverpool's dead at Highbury

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The Independent Online
LIKE William Leith ('When putting bums on seats means just that', Sunday Review, 18 October), I too was on the North Bank terrace at Highbury on the day of the Hillsborough disaster. However, my memory of events is very different from Mr Leith's.

The announcement at half time did not indicate which team the dead and injured suppported. I, and many around me, were led to believe that it was, in fact, Nottingham Forest fans who were affected. The silence that followed the announcement was deafening; any 'cheer' would have been heard from any part of the ground.

At best, I would suggest that Mr Leith's memory has clouded over during the three years following the tragedy.

Darren Lewis

London N16

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