Everton To Unveil Hillsborough Tribute Ahead Of Merseyside Derby With Liverpool

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The Toffees to present a plague in honour of the memories of the 96 victims of their rivals.

Proving that some things are more important than football, Everton are to unveil a plaque in tribute of the 96 Liverpool fans that were killed at Hillsborough back in 1989, reports the Mirror.

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The commemorative plaque will be presented at Goodison Park by Toffees chairman Bill Knewright and Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, ahead of the Merseyside derby at the ground on Saturday.

“This is a really lovely gesture from Everton, paying tribute to the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough,” Mrs Aspinall said.

“I would like to thank Bill and everyone involved, not least the Everton fans who have provided great support to the families over the years.”

The idea was put forward to the club by the fans, with one supporter in particular – Stephen Kelly – keen for his team to honour the memories of the victims after his brother Michael was killed in the tragedy.

“As an Evertonian who lost my brother at Hillsborough, I have always been grateful of the support from the blue side of the city,” Mr Kelly said.

“I hope that when Evertonians look at this they will feel proud of the way we’ve supported our neighbours.”

The 25th anniversary of the disaster has recently passed, with both managers from the Merseyside clubs – Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez – giving speeches at a tribute event at Anfield.

Kenwright also gave an emotional speech in front of the Kop in 2013 and it’s clear the blue half of the city and keen to unite with the Reds on this occasion.

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