Football matches across England will remember the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough with a delayed kick-off tribute on the weekend before the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
Fans will come together at Anfield on April 15th for the annual memorial service, this year a quarter of a century old. Liverpool Football Club have also announced a ‘celebration of the 96’ day the following week.
Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on that fateful day was called off at 3:06pm.
A statement from the Football Association, released on Friday, reads:
The following day, Sunday 13 April, will see Hull City v Sheffield United begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm.
In the Premier League, Football League and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now kick off at 3:07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3:06pm to 3:07pm) seeing a period of silence observed at all grounds.
Fixtures kicking-off at other times on Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Monday 14 April will observe the same etiquette with matches starting seven minutes later than originally scheduled.