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Territorial stigma and the Hillsborough Disaster

Kick-off was due at 3pm.  By 3pm lives had been lost and decisions made that would impact families and one city for years to come.
This short piece considers the role that the territorial stigmatization of Liverpool played in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.

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