Clubs to pay Hillsborough tribute

21 March 2014 01:16

All English professional matches over the weekend of April 11-14 will kick off seven minutes later than scheduled to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

The tribute will take place in all games in the Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup. There will be a minute's silence before each match kicks off.

It has been organised as "a mark of respect and remembrance" for the 96 people who lost their lives in the disaster on April 15, 1989.

That match, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm.

Source: PA