Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow January 2 1971.

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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.

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It 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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The Glasgow Herald. Murphy, James (24 February 1971)

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