On Thursday, Liverpool and English football fans are commemorating the 32nd death anniversary of Ninety-six English victims and casualties who died at Hillsborough stadium on April 15, 1989.
In this regard, Liverpool and Spanish team Real Madrid held a minute’s silence at Anfield ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday night to mark the anniversary.
In the same context, English giant Liverpool will also mark the occasion privately, with players and staff observing a minute’s silence tonight, according to English reports.
Floral wreaths will be laid at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield stadium, while red flags will be flown at half-mast.
According to an official statement from Liverpool, the reds officials indicated “Liverpool Football Club remembers the 96 supporters who died at Hillsborough, on the 32nd anniversary of the disaster.”
“As a result of the horrific disaster on April 15, 1989, at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, 96 children, women and men lost their lives. For more than thirty years, the bereaved families and survivors of the tragedy have demonstrated remarkable courage, dignity and resilience.” the statement added.
It’s worth mentioning that those fans who attended the match were killed in the fatal crush on the Leppings Lane terrace at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground on this day.