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Hillsborough report: Twitter reaction

Hillsborough report: Twitter reaction
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Footballers past and present have been taking to Twitter to give their reaction to the release of the Hillsborough files.

Following 23 years of unanswered questions, the truth has finally been released regarding the Hillsborough disaster.

Ninety-six Liverpool supporters lost their lives on April 15, 1989 during a crush prior to their club's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

Follow today's revelations, the world of football has been reacting to the news on Twitter.

Read what people have to say on the matter below.

"Monumental day for the families hopefully the 96 are resting more peacefully. Hang your heads in shame all those people involved in this almighty cover up."
Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson

"Very positive outcome. 23 yrs waiting for the truth next step justice."
Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish

"Everyone involved in the cover up of hillborough is a disgrace and need punished."
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney

"Been a very emotional today, we as people of Liverpool/Merseyside always knew the truth wot happened 23 years ago."
Cardiff defender Anthony Gerrard

"Just sat alone, read the report and cried my eyes out. I dont know how anyone could do this to innocent people. Its wrong on so many levels. Everyone that signed the epetition. Anyone that ever voiced doubts over what the media told them or stood for the 96 and their families should be proud of themselves today. Be proud of what YOU have forced the government to do. Well done all involved."
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton

"Reading every page of the findings. Honestly can't believe what I'm reading. Anyone should be terrified about the level of cover up/smears."
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore

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