If you were a football supporter in England in 1985, you will remember the Bradford stadium fire in which 56 people died.
At the time we were reminded of the appalling state of many of the lower league grounds that we went to in those days. Indeed I recall a book of football stadia, which pointed out the fire hazard within that stadium a few years before the disaster.
Evidence is now published today which says that it was just one of at least nine fires at businesses owned by or associated with the club’s then chairman. The fires resulted in huge insurance claims.
Yet none of this evidence was revealed at the enquiry. Indeed Bradford City had received three separate warnings about the potential fire risk, two from the Health and Safety Executive and another from the council, but did nothing.
A new book on the fire, with all the details of the other fires that the chairman of Bradford City was involved in, has just been published.
There is an article in the Guardian here, and they are serialising the book.
It is something I would urge you to look at, and to consider once again, the way our sport is administered.