Fans, clubs, and venues pause to remember the Hillsborough tragedy 25th anniversary

Ninety-six Liverpool scarves are placed on seats on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster before the FA Cup semi-final soccer match between Arsenal and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium in London

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The disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, occurred on April 15, 1989 with the match abandoned at 3.06pm, six minutes after kickoff.

Every senior game in England kicked off late with a minute's silence following the six-minute delay to kickoff times.

At Wembley the 96 seats were left empty level with the half-way line each with a Liverpool scarf laid on it.

The captains of both Arsenal and Wigan were laying wreaths in the technical area with the names of the victims visible on the electronic scoreboard around the stadium. - Reuters

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