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Games Delayed In Hillsborough Tribute

21 March 2014

Dagenham match will kick-off seven minutes late

As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of April 11-14 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 April 15 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, April 12 – including Pompey’s match at Dagenham & Redbridge – 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, April 12 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, April 13, 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 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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