Ibrox disaster 1971

Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.Saturday January 2 1971.

66 fans where killed in a crowd related incident within the stadium; stairway 13 in the East terrace. Among the victims where 31 teenagers and the youngest fan being only 9 years old.

Bryan Todd, Robert McAdam, Peter Wright, John Gardiner, Richard Bark, William Thomson Summerhill, George Adams, John Neill, James Trainer.Richard Douglas Morrison, James Whyte Rae, David Douglas McGee, Robert Colquhoun Mulholland, David Ronald Paton, George McFarlane Irwin, Ian Frew, John Crawford, Brian Hutchison.Duncan McIsaac McBrearty, Charles John Griffiths Livingstone, Adam Henderson, Richard McLeay, David Cummings Duff, David Fraser McPherson, Robert Lockerbie Rae, Robert Campbell Grant, John McNeil McLeay.David Anderson, John Buchanan, John McInnes Semple, John Jeffrey, Robert Maxwell, Matthew Reid, Alexander McIntyre, Peter Gilchrist Farries, Thomas Melville.John James McGovern, George Wilson, Robert Charles Cairns, Hugh McGregor Addie, James Yuille Mair, Margaret Oliver Ferguson, Robert Turner Carrigan, George Alexander Smith, Walter Robert Raeburn.Andrew Jackson Lindsay, Charles Dougan, William Mason Philip, Russell Morgan, Peter Gordon Easton, George Crockett Findlay, Charles Stirling, Thomas Dickson, James Graham Gray.Thomas McRobbie, Ian Scott Hunter, Nigel Patrick Pickup, Russell Malcolm, Alexander Paterson Orr, Thomas Walker Stirling, James William Sibbald, Frankie Dover, Walter Shields, Thomas Grant, William Duncan Shaw, Donald Robert Sutherland.

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Rangers FC – Ibrox Disaster

T was the afternoon of the Old Firm game, Rangers v Celtic at Ibrox, Saturday January 2 1971.The match was heading for a 0-0 draw when Jimmy Johnstone broke the deadlock to give Celtic the lead in the 89th minute.

Telegraph – The Ibrox Disaster of January 2, 1971 which claimed 66 lives was a tragedy waiting to happen

On any other afternoon, such dank and bone-chilling conditions would have been the Scottish climate’s unsubtle hint to stay indoors, draw the curtains and bank the hearth. Not so on January 2, 1971, a lethal date in the annals of British football.

BBC On this day – 1971: Disaster at Ibrox

Sixty-six football fans died after a match between Celtic and Rangers at Ibrox Park.

BBC On this day – 1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster

Sixty-six football supporters have been killed following a match between Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers at the Ibrox Park stadium in Glasgow.

Belfast Telegraph- The stairway to hell haunting Ibrox

Tragedy is never truly authenticated in the modern world unless seen through the lens of a television camera

Iain Duff – THE IBROX DISASTER, 1971 – SCOTTISH FOOTBALL’S DARKEST HOUR

It was a bitterly cold day in Glasgow. Temperatures never made it above zero and a freezing fog lingered over the city for much of the day. In the traditional New Year derby, the Rangers and Celtic players had battled with their usual level of intensity in front of 80,000 fans at Ibrox.

 

BT -January 2, 1971: Ibrox stadium disaster claims 66 lives

On this day in 1971, 66 football fans were killed following a match between Celtic and Rangers at the Ibrox Park stadium in Glasgow.

HL Deb 13 January 1971 vol 314 cc123-8