The Truth about Goats
The football season culminated with the bookies and Kelvin Mackenzie taking a drubbing, as families of the bereaved beat the odds to clear their names. Despite Jamie Vardy being suspended, families of the 96 were able to prove that the government, media and police were all ‘lying sacks of sh@t’; this is despite a massive imbalance in funding, systemic corruption and Arsenal having a much better squad.
Most pundits got it wrong by saying ‘you’ll never win anything with mums’. Boris Johnson had previously said the Liverpool fans had contributed ‘to their misfortunes’, while Jeremy Hunt, the then Sports Minister, dismissed them as ‘offensive’. Only Mark Lawrenson accurately predicted that Tottenham would draw against Chelsea.
With police authorities altering witness statements on an industrial scale, many thought the odds of victory were too long. Yet despite the truth many fear further establishment cover-ups, with the pursuit of justice still quoted at 250,000-1; although the odds of Bernard Ingham keeping his knighthood have dropped considerably. Either way the verdict had to go to extra time – with an additional 27 years added for Tory time-wasting.
Oh btw Leicester won the premiership – but we could have predicted that.