Arsenal fan customises shirt to honour Liverpool 96

Hillsborough Memorial

Arsenal fan shows solidarity with a badge to honour the Hillsborough disaster victims and their families on the tragedy's 25th anniversary.


Gunners fan Adam Cooper decided to customise his Arsenal replica shirt to show his respect and honour the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago this month on April 15, 1989 during an FA Cup semi-final meeting between the Reds and Nottingham Forest.

Liverpool players will wear commemorative patches for their game against Manchester City on April 13 and the last three home games of the season, and the patches have been made available for £2 with the money raised going directly to the families of the victims.

All Premier League, Football League and Conference games will be delayed by 7 minutes to honour those who lost their lives in the disaster. However, one Arsenal fan has chosen to show his support for the campaign for justice and join the remembrance plans.

Cooper posted his customised shirt on social networking site Twitter and received messages of support and approval from Liverpool fans and Arsenal fans alike for his mark of respect.

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has reportedly donated £96,000 to the Hillsborough Families Support Group and the ‘Patch for the 96’ will also adorn the shirts of former Liverpool players who will play a charity match at Anfield on April 21 to celebrate the lives of the 96 victims.

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