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Jeremy Hunt Is Rhyming Slang In Liverpool

by | 28th, June 2010

JEREMY Hunt is now rhyming slang in some parts of Liverpool. The Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt suggested that hooliganism had played a part in the Hillsborough football disaster when 96 Liverpool fans died.

Well, it did. Had it not been for hooliganism, there would have been no fencing around the Hillsborough pitch. But that is not what Hunt meant. He said that the “terrible problems” of “Heysel and Hillsborough in the 1980s seem now to be behind us.”

But violence paid no part in that day’s event. Hunt is wrong. He rushes out an apology:

“I know that fan unrest played no part in the terrible events of April 1989 and I apologise to Liverpool fans and the families of those killed and injured in the Hillsborough disaster if my comments caused any offence.”

While Hunt backtracks and looks contrite, we note that his comments were meant to illustrate how violence–free this 2010 World Cup has been. On this point he is right. There has been no talk of England’s shame and scenes of smashed of bars and tossed plastic patio furniture.

And this, says Hunt, is because hooliganism has been beaten. And he is wrong again. Hooligans are not in evidence in South Africa because the kind of thug who follows England or his domestic club into Europe can neither afford nor be bothered to head to South Africa.

Look out for Hunt being bothered to head to Liverpool in chains…


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This picture may only be used within the context of the Hillsborough court case. An undated file showing the tunnel at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground, shown to the jury at Leeds Crown Court. * a private prosecution brought by the Hillsborough Family Support Group. Match commander Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and Superintendent Bernard Murray deny the manslaughter of two of the victims of the disaster at the FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's ground on April 15, 1989.

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