Sick hate letter to Hillsborough survivors under Liverpool flag.


The heinous anonymous letters sent by post to addresses in Ormskirk seem to have been triggered simply by the fact that fans hung Liverpool FC flags outside their homes.

Sick hate letters with photos of the Hillsborough disaster were sent to at least two Liverpool fans, including a man who survived the tragedy.

Police are investigating the disgusting anonymous letters, which contained disturbing pictures

The hideous note consisted of pictures from the day of the tragedy, which had been downloaded by the sender and printed on an A4 piece of paper.

Mr. Edwards, who was originally from Old Swan, told Echo that he had been in the Lake District and returned home yesterday to find the letter.

In a shocking coincidence, one of the recipients was Carl Edwards, 59, who was at the stadium the day 96 fans were unlawfully killed.

Mr. Edwards said he and his wife saw a post about Mr. Flaherty’s letter on Facebook and even discussed it when they came home from the Lakes and found an unusual envelope.

The sender had also scrawled the message “the scouse b******* die, ha ha ha, f*** off back to Liverpool” in capital letters with what appeared to be a black felt-tip pen.

An almost identical letter, in an envelope simply addressed to “Scousers”, was also sent to Royal Mail driver Sean Flaherty and his beautician Helen Flaherty, who arrived on Friday afternoon.

He told the Echo: “When I saw the letter, which looked a bit rough, I said, ‘Look, here is ours’.

“To be honest, we have a lot of flags outside. People will make comments, but also people will honk and cheer.

Mr. Edwards said that he and his family were originally at the end of Leppings Lane on April 15, 1989, but may have been “saved by superstition.

“If it was just soccer jokes, that would be fine. I may be a bit offended or indignant, but now I feel that with the Hillsborough stuff it becomes my responsibility to notify the police, it becomes a whole other level.

He said they escaped the crowd after his father, Alan Edwards, said before kick-off, “Let’s go and stand where we hit [Nottingham Forest] last year”.

The family moved – and later watched in horror as the devastating tragedy unfolded.

He said, “It really shakes you up.

“My wife and I talked about the fact that there are people in football that you love to hate, like Alex Ferguson or Jose Mourinho, but it’s all within the parameters of an organized thing.

Mr Edwards said that his father, who at 82 years old is considered the “oldest steward in Anfield”, had “turned white” when he saw the letter.


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