April 15 will always remain one of the most sombre days in English football. On this day in 1989, 96 Liverpool fans went to enjoy an FA Cup semi-final tie with Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, but tragically never made it home.
Liverpool and Chelsea conducted an impeccable minute of silence ahead of their game on Sunday as a tribute to those who lost their lives, and special mosaics were held aloft to show that English football has not forgotten those who lost their lives.
30 years ago today, 96 children, women and men lost their lives at Hillsborough.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 14, 2019
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragedy and the 96 fans who will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/gD8pinxbxN
On behalf of Chelsea, club directors laid a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial a short time ago, paying respects ahead of the 30th anniversary of one of the most dreadful days in the history of football. pic.twitter.com/fnMwcT95g9— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 14, 2019
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said:
Anfield remembered the 96 on the eve of the 30th Hillsborough anniversary. pic.twitter.com/WyT3JLC0mJ— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 14, 2019