By Kevin Koczwara
The Hillsborough Disaster of 1989 is a touchy subject for Liverpool fans, as it should be, and just about anyone who watches or researches anything about the club should know this. The death of 96 people at a match is no laughing matter, and the Reds fans take any type of negative talk about the incident as a personal assault on them and the club.
So, when Alex Beam wrote his column for Tuesday’s edition of the Boston Globe, one would have thought he might have cracked into a few books and got a better understanding of what he was writing about. He may have misjudged how his words would be interrupted, and just how far the global reach of Liverpool fans is.
The backlash has been strong and towards Beam and the Boston Globe, and it started in the very city he is suppose to report on, Boston.
I was lucky enough to speak with Tim Treacy, Chairman of LFC Boston, a Liverpool fan club, about the comments in Beam’s Tuesday column.