IAN Holloway has described this week’s revelations about the Hillsborough disaster as an ‘absolute travesty’.
The Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report into the events at the FA Cup semi-final, 23 years ago, revealed a police cover-up had taken place which had intended to shift blame for the disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans, to the victims themselves.
And the Blackpool boss was quick to share his thoughts.
“David Cameron apologised, so it must be an absolute travesty,” he said.
“I think it’s about time the people who were to blame had the finger pointed at them.
“I think it was one of the worst atrocities I’ve ever known.”
The families of 96 people killed in the tragedy saw thousands of official documents relating to the disaster for the first time this week.
Fans lost their lives having gone to watch their side contest an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
And Holloway hopes this week’s events can help heal some of the hurt.
He said: “The families have had no peace, I hope they can now feel a little better about it all.
“It’s a disgrace that people went to a sporting venue, mistakes were made, and they’ll never see their loved ones again.
“I can’t think of a worse scenario myself.
“They’ve been fighting for years over the injustice of it all and they’ve been proven right.
“My heart goes out to each and every one of them.”