VIDEO, PHOTOS: Everton’s moving tribute to victims of Hillsborough disaster
Everton Football Club paid tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster on Saturday.
Ahead of their game against Bournemouth at Goodison Park, Everton’s players warmed up in shirts which had “96" written on the back and “Truth and Justice” in blue and red on the front.
Everton were showing their respect for Merseyside rivals Liverpool, as this week a judge in the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster ruled a verdict of unlawful killing of the 96 victims in 1989.
The 96 Liverpool supporters died as they watched their team take on Nottingham Forest at an FA Cup semifinal at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium.
Despite their rivalry on the pitch and both being from the same city, Everton and Liverpool fans have united in the fight for justice for the victims, and their families, following the worst sporting disaster in British history.
Below are images and video from the moving gesture from the Everton players and officials, as TV images also showed Everton boss Roberto Martinez embracing with the families of the victims who have been fighting for justice and this ruling for nearly 27 years.