For all those associated with the cover-up of what happened at the Hillsborough football ground in 1989 when 96 lives were lost in a crowd-crush. It is often said of criminal events that “the cover-up was worse than the crime” and that was almost true of the way in which for years the South Yorkshire police and many other public officials hid the reality of the Hillsborough deaths by blaming the football fans rather than their own incompetence -- until an independent inquiry demanded by parents of the victims unearthed the truth.