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Everton to unveil Hillsborough tribute plaque

Children wearing Everton and Liverpool jerseys pay their respects to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster before the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in LiverpoolEverton are set to commemmorate the 96 Liverpool fans, who lost their lives at Hillsborough 26 years ago, ahead of this weekend’s Merseyside derby.

The Blues are set to unveil a memorial plaque at the Park End stand, ahead of the 224th encounter between the two Merseyside clubs, with Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright and Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, set to carry out the unveiling.

The tribute is set to act as a permanent reminder of the support that Everton Football Club has shown to Liverpool Football Club since the tragic event back in April 1989, and Aspinall was unequivocal in her thanks for the gesture.

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

“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.”

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Tom Power is a 28 year old trainee journalist and assistant editor of NSNO.

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