In what must go down as one of the most remarkable acts of solidarity shown by football fans across the world, Gerry & The Pacemakers’ most famous single, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” has been steadily rising up the charts since the Hillsborough Independent Panel reported their findings on Wednesday.
In memory of the 96 men, women, and children who died in the Hillsborough tragedy on April 15th, 1989, campaigns have been started on many different sites, most notably on twitter and Facebook to bring the song synonymous with Liverpool Football Club to number one in the charts.
At the time of writing this piece, the song sits in 13th position in the charts, but with a lot of momentum behind it we could well see it infiltrate the top ten before long and after that, anything could happen!
There is no doubt that the cause is a good one and it is heartening to see the football community come together to promote it, especially after some of the animosity that we have seen in recent times.
I think I speak for a lot of fans of the beautiful game when I say that I hope the revelations of the last few days will bring an end to the vitriol and hate that rival groups of supporters aim at each other on a constant basis.
After all, “At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky,” so I urge you to embrace the golden sky and show support and love for your own team, not hate for another.
Right now, however, I urge you to help get “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to number one in the charts! You can do that by purchasing a copy here.
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