Topman ‘removes’ controversial ’96 karma’ t-shirt ‘mocking Hillsborough victims’

Topman appears to have removed its controversial ’96 karma’ t-shirt that Liverpool fans believed mocked the Hillsborough victims from its website.

Liverpool fans accused the retailer of insensitivity to victims of the Hillsborough disaster with the "sick" T-shirt.

But the site now states that "unfortunately" this product is no longer available for purchase.

The red top has "96" emblazoned on the back in huge white numbers with a white rose threaded through them.

Underneath, it says: “What goes around comes back around“.

Written down the sleeve is the word "KARMA".

The T-shirt was listed as “selling fast“ on the popular fashion site and was only available from the online store for £20.

It is not known what the significance of the T-shirt’s message is.

However, Liverpool fans have linked it to the 96 people who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

There is no suggestion Topman deliberately made a Hillsborough reference.

Topman is yet to comment on the T-shirt or if the removal is permanent.

96 people were killed and 766 injured during a human crush at Hillsborough Football stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989 during a semi-final game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

But after the tragedy – which was the worst in British sporting history – police falsely blamed Liverpool supporters and fed fake stories to the press suggesting that hooliganism and drinking caused the disaster.

The victims and their families have faced a long legal battle to clear their names.

But in June last year, six people were charged with various offences including manslaughter by gross negligence, misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice bringing some closure to those who fought for justice for the victims.

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