Twenty-six years ago, a bunch of drunk hooligans tried to force their way into soccer match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest; the nearly mad crowd trampled and squashed fellow attendees. In the end, 96 people were killed. At least that’s been the story for nearly three decades. But a legal inquiry gave that narrative the boot. The Guardian’s David Conn on the Hillsborough disaster: deadly mistakes and lies that lasted decades.

+ BBC: Fans unlawfully killed, jury concludes.