FA outlines plans to mark 25th Hillsborough anniversary

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The FA outlines plans to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster where 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives.

The FA has announced that they will mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with all games from 11-14 April kicking off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

The FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was stopped six minutes into the game - at 3:06 - on 15th April 1989 – where 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives.

It will be observed across the Premier League, FA Cup, Football League and the Conference, and a period of silence will take place six minutes after the game was scheduled to start.

A statement from the FA, said: “The first FA Cup Semi-Final on Saturday 12 April between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal will now kick-off at 5.07pm with a minute of silence between 5:06pm and 5:07pm.

"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.”

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