HILLSBOROUGH DISASTER TO BE REMEMBERED HILLSBOROUGH DISASTER TO BE REMEMBERED
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HILLSBOROUGH DISASTER TO BE REMEMBERED

As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, Walsall's Sky Bet League One home tie with Bristol City on Saturday 12th April will kick off at 3:07pm, the time that the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was abandoned.
As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, Walsall's Sky Bet League One home tie with Bristol City on Saturday 12th April will kick off at 3:07pm, the time that the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was abandoned.

In a statement released online, the Football Association and Football League confirmed; "All Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11th to 14th April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

"The match at which the disaster took place, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15th April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm.

"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 stadia.

"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 13th April, will see Hull City v Sheffield United begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm.

"Fixtures kicking-off at other times on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Monday 14th April will observe the same etiquette with matches starting seven minutes later than originally scheduled."
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