Malcolm Clarke, Chair, The Football Supporters’ Federation

“11th May 1985 was one of the darkest days in British football history, and its effects are still felt deeply. 56 fans lost their lives, including two Lincoln City supporters, and hundreds more were seriously injured.

from that grew the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit at the University of Bradford, and we would encourage all fans to support the commemoration and work of the Unit.

Many fans reading these words may be too young to remember the sheer horror of what occurred but the events of that day have echoed through the decades.

Football stadiums are often unrecognisable from the death traps of the 80s and we should never forget the price that was paid to make this happen.”