Remembering Chris Loftus & Kevin Speight - 20 Years On, Never Forgotten

Twenty years ago, two lads went to a football match and never came home. I’d never met Kevin Speight or Christopher Loftus but we shared a love, a love of Leeds United football club, and that’s a pretty strong bond. What should have been an exciting evening for Leeds United fans in Taksim Square as the club prepared to play in a Uefa Cup semi-final, their first European semi-final for 25 years, turned into one of tragedy in the blink of an eye. Like every Leeds fan it hit me hard, the loss of two of our brothers, it made the game the next evening seem unimportant given the tragedy of that Wednesday night. Despite that all that had gone on the previous evening the match went ahead with...

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