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The Ibrox Disaster Photos: When Rangers Played Celtic And Football Wept

by | 3rd, January 2011

ON 2nd January 1971, 66 people died at Ibrox Stadium. They had gone to see the Rangers-Celtic match. Many more were injured. Many more lives were hurt. The fans went to leave the game. But there was crash on Stairwell 13, a passage taking supporters down from the packed terraces. The names of those who died are listed on the John Greig statue which looks out onto Edmiston Drive.

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Crushed barriers at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, where 66 people died after the crowd disaster which followed the Rangers-Celtic match. A further 66 were injured in the worst football tragedy in British history. * 01/01/2001: Their deaths, in one of Britain's worst sporting disaster, are to be remembered at a special service when a bronze memorial statue will be unveiled as a permanent reminder of the tragedy. The accident happened just minutes before the end of the game as Rangers supporters began to leave their home ground, many hoping to avoid the rush caused by the 80,000 capacity stadium emptying in just 20 minutes. A total of 66 people died and 100 were injured in a crush on Stairway 13, a steep passage taking fans down from the terraces. *020101 the scene at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow after a crush on the terraces at the end of a Rangers-Celtic game left 66 fans dead. Their deaths, in one of Britain's worst sporting disaster, are to be remembered at a special service Tuesday when a bronze memorial statue will be unveiled as a permanent reminder of the tragedy. The accident happened just minutes before the end of the game as Rangers supporters began to leave their home ground, many hoping to avoid the rush caused by the 80,000 capacity stadium emptying in just 20 minutes. A total of 66 people died and 100 were injured in a crush on Stairway 13, a steep passage taking fans down from the terraces.



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