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Remembering the 96

12 April 2014

Together with football clubs around the country, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers will mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster this weekend.

The Sky Bet Championship match is scheduled for a 3.07pm kick-off, which will be preceded by both clubs paying their respects to the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives on 15 April 1989.

Stuart Gray and Gary Bowyer will lay wreaths in the centre circle and join the players for a minute’s silence that will commence at 3.06pm.

The managers will then gather the wreaths and proceed to the West Stand lower tier, where they will lay the wreaths on behalf of SWFC and BRFC.

Ninety-six personalised red roses will adorn as many seats in the stand.

Gray and Bowyer will then make their way around the pitch to the technical areas before the game begins.

The players will wear black armbands and Sheffield Wednesday have dedicated the front cover of the matchday programme to the 96.

Chairman Milan Mandaric said: “It is very important that our club, our supporters and the whole football family show their respects for the tragic events of 25 years ago.

“This weekend is a fitting time for everyone in the world of football to join together and give full support to all the families and friends affected by the tragedy.”

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