The Football Association has commended the Hillsborough Independent Panel for its "exhaustive and professional work" and highlighted the improvements in safety at grounds following the disaster 23 years ago.
The panel revealed in a 396-page document that a police cover-up had taken place which had intended to shift blame for the events of
The FA said: "Having thoroughly reviewed yesterday's report in full, The
"It is also important that The FA recognises the tireless commitment shown by so many, particularly the
"We welcome the publication of the report and the subsequent comments of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
"The FA reiterates its deep and ongoing sadness at the dreadful events that unfolded on
"The organisation's thoughts at this time remains with the families of all those who lost their lives in such terrible circumstances, as well as everyone connected with the City of Liverpool. For 23 years the families have suffered unbearable pain, and we have profound sympathy for this.
"The FA has co-operated fully with the Panel throughout this process and has released all documentation in line with their request.
"The FA and English football has changed immeasurably, and has learnt many lessons in the last 23 years. Through advancements in safety and investment in facilities English football is now a much safer, more welcoming environment for supporters."
Using his official Twitter account he said: "The independent report into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster was released in the
"It has shown that @LFC fans were not the cause of the tragedy. Prime Minister [
"No fan should go to a game and not return home. Their safety should always be of paramount importance.
"I sincerely hope the findings and the apologies bring some peace to the still-grieving families and the people of
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