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Silence for the 96

10 April 2013

Respects to be paid

Supporters of Reading Football Club and Liverpool Football Club will hold a minute's silence before Saturday's fixture at Madejski Stadium as a mark of respect for the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

With the game falling two days before the 24th anniversary of the tragedy, plans began last week for a fitting tribute to the 96 supporters who lost their lives. The Royals contacted Liverpool FC; spoke to the Premier League earlier today and they of course agreed it was absolutely correct to pay respect on such an occasion.

Earlier this season Madejski Stadium held a fitting tribute to the 96, with all of our supporters rising to salute the playing of You'll Never Walk Alone at our home game with Tottenham, shortly after the publishing of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report.

And when we played at Anfield earlier this season, a collection of Reading flags and scarves were left by our supporters at the Hillsborough memorial next to the Shankly Gates.

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