In the days and weeks following the disaster, police fed false stories to the press suggesting that hooliganism and drinking by Liverpool supporters were the root causes of the disaster.
Blaming of Liverpool fans persisted even after the Taylor Report of 1990, which found that the main cause of the disaster was a failure of control by South Yorkshire Police (SYP).
The crush occurred in the two standing-only central pens in the Leppings Lane stand, allocated to Liverpool supporters.
After the crush in 1981, Hillsborough was not chosen to host an FA Cup semi-final for six years until 1987. A Leeds fan described disorganisation at the turnstiles and no steward or police direction inside the stadium, resulting in the crowd in one enclosure becoming so compressed he was at times unable to raise and clap his hands.The panel's report resulted in the previous findings of accidental death being quashed, and the creating of new coroner's inquests.It also produced two criminal investigations led by police in 2012: Operation Resolve to look into the causes of the disaster, and by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to examine actions by police in the aftermath.on the east end, with a combined capacity of 29,800, reached by 60 turnstiles spaced along two sides of the ground.Liverpool supporters were allocated the North and West ends (Leppings Lane), holding 24,256 fans, reached by 23 turnstiles from a narrow concourse.