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21 March 2014

Hillsborough 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, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 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 15 April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm.

This means that the Royals televised game with Leicester City, due to kick off at 8pm on Monday 14th April, will now kick off at 8.07pm. The game is to be televised live on Sky Sports.  

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. There will also be a minute's silence before matches on those dates, held six minutes after the originally scheduled kick-off time

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