Everton's tribute to Hillsborough families
- From the section Football
Ahead of Everton's game against Newcastle a minute's applause rings out around Goodison Park as the Blue side of Merseyside pays an emotional tribute to the families of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
A recent report published by an independant panel exhonerated the Liverpool fans for the tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium which saw 96 people lose their lives on over-crowded terracing at an FA Cup semi-final.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre thanked Everton for the tribute: "At times like this, football rivalries take a back seat - something that makes this city unique and I think supporters of both clubs can be immensely proud of the way they have conducted themselves over the past days, weeks and years since the tragedy."