Hillsborough: Alex Gerrard and other stars pay tribute on 25th anniversary

Hillsborough: Alex Gerrard and other stars pay tribute on 25th anniversary
Alex Gerrard has paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster in 1988.

The wife of soccer star Steven Gerrard took the time to post a message to her approximately 166,000 followers on Twitter Tuesday morning, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy. Her professional sportsman spouse lost his cousin on the day as Liverpool played Nottingham Forest, the youngest victim of the 96 people who died.

Alex Gerrard paid tribute to Hillsborough victims

“Thinking of the family’s an the 96 football fans who lost there lives today . Xxxx #hillsbourough #neverforgotten” she wrote online, the day after sharing snaps of her loving family.

Liverpool star Michael Owen used an acronym for the words the football club has written over its Anfield stadium front gates, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to pay tribute.

He wrote: “To the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough 25 years ago today…. YNWA.”

They weren’t the only one to pay their respects as the likes of British Prime Minister David Cameron and pop star H from Steps – real name Ian H Watkins – posted about it on Twitter too.

The politician wrote: “On the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough, my thoughts are with the families of the 96, the survivors and all those affected by the tragedy.”

Meanwhile H shared: “Today my heart goes out to all the families effected by the Hillsborough disaster #Hillsborough25thAnniversary @HFSG_Official #JFT96.”


Over the week3end plenty more stars mentioned the upcoming anniversary as Steven Gerrard broke down in tears when LFC beat Manchester City at 3-2 home in Anfield stadium.

Spice Girl Melanie C wrote on Sunday: “Amazing passion show by the remarkable Liverpool fans before the game. For the 96 Hillsborough disaster.”

Apprentice UK star Lord Alan Sugar posted the same message.