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Hillsborough lies flowed like wine.

There were times during the two-year long Hillsborough inquests when the police lies were so outrageous all you could do was laugh.

My favourite came from retired Sergeant Colin Lomas, who said he had never before seen so much alcohol consumed before a match, claiming fans were staggering around the Sheffield streets swigging "beer, cider, wine, big bottles, cans, carafes of wine..." That's right. Carafes of wine.

In the 80s. When we didn't know what wine was let alone a bleeding carafe. Small wonder the jury unanimously cleared the fans of any involvement in the disaster while shaming the police on every charge.

It was Buddha who said "three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." How gloriously correct he was.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 30, 2016
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