Stories From Stairway 13, the Steps to Hell

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


Forty years ago in Glasgow, however, came a disaster that was almost hidden from view.

Unlike Heysel and Hillsborough, there are no graphic images of the Ibrox Disaster to be hauntingly replayed.

When 66 fans died on a stairway after a Rangers-Celtic match, it was only just beyond the horizon for the cameras which covered the match that day.

Ironically, 10 years ago on the 30th anniversary of the disaster, technology's quantum leap ensured that as many as possible were able to pay their respects to the victims.

Rangers held a memorial service at the stadium which was transformed by that fateful day of January 2, 1971.

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