Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:29
JT141 - No. No culpability. Even the the report that led to the inquest found that it was not the case. From the Guardian 3 years ago:
"The report, substantially authored by professor Phil Scraton of Queen's University, Belfast, and unanimously agreed by the panel of eight experts, found there was "no evidence … to verify the serious allegations of exceptional levels of drunkenness, ticketlessness or violence among Liverpool fans".
You can see from the CCTV footage what happens outside. There is agitation and anxiety to get into the ground because kick-off is approaching but there is no evidence of violence or disorder and if there were fans who were drunk or without tickets (I'm guessing there will always be some at every major game anywhere) they did not contribute to the disaster.
The failings were not only with the police but with the engineers who rebuilt the Leppings Lane end and and and overestimated the capacity of the pens. Read the full 14 points of what the jury had to consider.