Hillsborough inquest: Tribute to Ian Whelan
3 April 2014 Last updated at 19:41 BST
Wilf Whelan's son Ian was one of 96 people who died following overcrowding at Hillsborough during the FA Cup semi-final in April 1989.
Mr Whelan told the hearing about his son, who was nicknamed "Ronnie" after his football hero, Liverpool midfielder Ronnie Whelan.
He said: "Me and my wife sat down and wrote what we thought needed to be said".