Silence and black armbands at Arsenal-Everton for Hillsborough & Boston tragedies

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Silence and black armbands at Arsenal-Everton for Hillsborough & Boston tragedies
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Silence and black armbands at Arsenal-Everton for Hillsborough & Boston tragedies

A moment of silence was observed at the Emirates Stadium before kickoff in Arsenal's match against Everton to mourn the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy as well as Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon.

Three people, including eight-year-old child Martin Richard, were killed in Massachusetts after explosions at the event's finishing line. Players for both Arsenal and Everton wore black armbands to honour the dead and more than 150 others who were injured in the blasts.

The attack came coincidentally on the same day, April 15, as 96 fans were killed at Sheffield Wednesday's ground in 1989, with tributes having been held across the weekend's matches and a special service at Anfield.

The minute's silence was observed respectfully before the two teams began their Premier League match.

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