John Bishop has responded to criticism for making his £96,000 donation to the Hillsborough Families Support Group public.
Some people on Twitter questioned why he had released a statement about his donation. Here is his response:
John Bishop announced his donation in a letter to the Liverpool Echo:
"After 25 years, the families of the 96 are now hopefully moving closer to a resolution.
“Reading the family statements from the inquest has brought home to me once more the individual loss that so many suffered.
“The donation I have made is no more important than any other donation from any other individual trying to support the families over the last 25 years.
"In 1989, I laid flowers in front of the Kop to pay my respects to those who had lost their lives and show support to their families.
“Today, making a donation to help assist in bringing the end closer seems more appropriate.
"The dignity with which the families have sought justice for over a quarter of a century is a lesson to us all.
“They are the best of us and will never walk alone.”
The comedian John Bishop has donated £96,000 to the Hillsborough Families Support Group.
The Liverpool supporter said he made the contribution to pay tribute to the families' dignity in their campaign.
The HFSG welcomed the gesture.