Richie Mawson was a beloved dad and Liverpool fan. Did a late lockdown cost him his life?

11 August 2020 05:00
On the day the WHO declared a pandemic, 52,000 fans – including 3,000 from Spain – piled into Anfield to watch the Reds play Atlético. Weeks later, the city was a Covid-19 hotspot. The family of one victim explain why they need answersNo one knows for sure when Richard “Richie” Mawson contracted coronavirus, but, if his family were to guess, they would say it was related to the Champions League game between Liverpool and Atlético Madrid at Anfield on 11 March.Richie, 70, a retired train driver from Kirkdale, Liverpool, was in the Sir Kenny Dalglish stand that day, as he was for every Liverpool game. A season ticket holder, Richie had been attending Liverpool matches since he was a teenager. His uncle would take him to watch the Reds, back when Everton were the more successful club, and the Blues fans would give them stick.On holiday, Richie would rise early and bolt for the sun loungersAt the crematorium, they played You’ll Never Walk Alone. Outside, everyone sang along – even the Everton fansWe’re pushing for an inquiry for all the people who lost their lives because of the game. And we'll get one Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian