Sunderland flags at half mast
Flags at Sunderland's Stadium of Light will fly at half-mast on Saturday as a mark of respect to those who died at Hillsborough. The Black Cats host Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League in the evening kick-off, at the end of a week during which a damning independent report into the tragedy was published. Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne said: "We recognise and respect the significance of this week for fans and our friends and colleagues at Liverpool Football Club. "The Hillsborough tragedy had a profound effect on football as a whole and the thoughts of everyone at Sunderland are with all of those affected by the tragic events of April 15, 1989."
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