A footballing legend is furious about what’s happening at the Grenfell Tower inquiry

Nevile Southall and the burned out Grenfell Tower
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Former Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall is furious about the Grenfell Tower inquiry interrogating a firefighter to the point of tears:

An impossible task

Since 25 June, the Grenfell Tower inquiry has this week been questioning the firefighter who led the initial response to the blaze.

Responding to the fire, Michael Dowden was confronted with an impossible task:

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Dowden told the inquiry that he was “was not qualified to cope with the size of the blaze”. But he had to step in as the station manager had been delayed due to road closures.

The inquiry continued to grill him on his response to the point that he broke down.

Dowden is there to give evidence. But it didn’t seem that way to some:

I am Michael Dowden

People on social media were quick to agree with Southall’s analysis:

And #IamMichaelDowden started trending:


Go after the real villains

Dowden acted above his station in an attempt to save the lives of residents who had been continually ignored by the powers that be:

Some asked who was really to blame for the decisions that led to 72 people dying:

While others have seen it all before:

Most seemed to agree about one thing though: that Southall was right, in that ‘shit does roll downhill’.

Get Involved!

– Support Grenfell United who have done amazing work in standing up for the community since the fire.

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