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Everton unveils Hillsborough plaque at Goodison Park

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Image caption The plaque depicts young fans of the rival clubs holding hands

A plaque to remember the 96 who died in the Hillsborough disaster has been unveiled at Everton's Goodison Park.

The permanent tribute was revealed at the Park End stand ahead of the Merseyside derby.

Hillsborough Family Support Group Chairwoman Margaret Aspinall, who unveiled the plaque with Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright, called it a "lovely gesture".

The move was suggested to the club by the side's supporters.

The plaque depicts two young fans of the rival clubs holding hands, with the numbers 9 and 6 on their backs.

Everton fan Stephen Kelly, whose brother Michael died in the 1989 tragedy, said: "I have always been grateful of the support from the blue side of the city.

"I hope that when Evertonians look at this they will feel proud of the way we've supported our neighbours."

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Image caption The plaque was unveiled by Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright, and Hillsborough Family Support Group Chairwoman Margaret Aspinall

Supporters died after a crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, held at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium.

New inquests into the deaths are ongoing.


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