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08/04/2013 09:50 BST | Updated 08/04/2013 10:18 BST

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Former Prime Minister In Sport (PICTURES)

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Margaret Thatcher's death has already sparked an outpouring of praise and vitriol, while for football followers she is synonymous with the Hillsborough disaster and the ill-treatment of supporters in the 1980s. Hooliganism was rife, but the draconian measures Thatcher's government took are arguably responsible for the terrible treatment of fans in safer stadiums and well-policed environments.

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A satirical cartoon on Thatcher and Hillsborough

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