Authorities to review fan complaints at Hillsborough match
LONDON (AP) — Authorities will review complaints made by Newcastle fans that there was overcrowding at Hillsborough during the FA Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday this past weekend. Hillsborough was the scene of Britain’s worst sports disaster when a crush in the lower tier at the Leppings Lane End of the stadium at a 1989 FA Cup semifinal match led to the deaths of 97 Liverpool supporters. A number of Newcastle fans who were in the away end at Saturday’s cup game have alleged there were congestion issues around the exit to the tunnel at the same end of the stadium ahead of the match, which Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1.
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