English football to mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough stadium disaster
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 this weekend 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.
In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now kick off at 3:07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3:06pm to 3:07pm) seeing a period of silence observed at all stadia.
Oxford United will mark this anniversary before their game at Plymouth Argyle.
Head Coach Gary Waddock told us:
"I remember the day very clearly and it remains a very sad day for football. I think it is the right thing to pay our respects to the families and to mark the day in this way."