Remembering Boston and Hillsborough

15 April will be known for a long time as a day of tragedy in sports.

In 1989, 96 people died and hundreds more were injured during an FA Cup match in Sheffield. The inquests into the hows and whys of the affair have been re-raised, but that shouldn't take away from a tragedy that shook the soccer world.

In 2013, the Boston Marathon was affected by the detonation of bombs which resulted in three deaths and hundreds of injuries. Aside from being a more recent event than the former, this tragedy had the added impact of being deliberately created by men with evil intentions.

Today should be a day of reflection and remembrance for those no longer with us as a result of these tragic events.

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