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Joey Barton adds support to LFC fan’s call for Hillsborough disclosure

Controversial Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has joined numerous football journalists and former players in calling for the British government to provide full disclosure of all government documents relating to 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

An e-petition on the HM Government website, started by This Is Anfield’s Brian Irvine, currently has over 12,000 signatures in the first 24 hours.

Barton, via his Twitter, said “the truth about hillsborough must come out, all football fans should join together!”

Current Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, who was manager when the disaster took place in 1989, lent his support to the campaign, saying “Please sign this petition. It is very important that we support this.”

Former Liverpool player Stan Collymore wrote “Football fans across the country. An appeal for justice for 96 lost lives. Please please sign the epetition. Many thanks.”

BBC’s Football Focus presenter Dan Walker wrote “Doesn’t matter whether you support LFC or not. The families of the 96 deserve to know the truth.” And fellow BBC presenter Gaby Logan added “Please find time – The families of the 96 deserve to know the truth.”

A host of well-known Twitter users have since joined the campaign to have the petition reach 100,000 signatures, and thus be heard in Parliament.

(Remember to check your email and validate your signature afterwards)

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