Arron Banks, the biggest donor to Ukip, has said that he is “sick to death of hearing about” the Hillsborough stadium disaster in which 96 people died, describing it as an “awful accident” that “could have happened anywhere, anytime” in the 1980s. He also accused one of his critics of “milking a tragedy forever”.
I'm sick to death of hearing about it. It was a disaster and that's it, not some sort of cultural happening
if a policemen opens a gate trying to help and makes a bad decision it's an accident. As for a cover up it was the 80's.
It was the 80's , I been at some matches that were squeezed beyond belief. This could have happened anywhere anytime.
I then read on Twitter (I know, but this is where it started) the following statement from someone
Tim, go on any football fans forum (bar liverpool) and you will see many more views in common with banks than media.
Is this true? I've never heard anyone speak about Hillsborough in this way. For myself and my friends, we see it as an awful tragedy that must forever be remembered, both for the 96 and for the hideous cover up that then followed.