Football clubs pay their respects on Twitter on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy 8 years ago

Football clubs pay their respects on Twitter on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy

From Manchester United and City to Celtic and Apoel Nicosia, football clubs from around the world have marked the anniversary of one of football's darkest days.

The football world comes together today to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster, killed on this day in 1989 after they went to Sheffield to watch Liverpool play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final.

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Liverpool themselves, who will hold a ceremony at Anfield today for the victims, posted this on Twitter seven minutes after midnight.

Celtic posted the same tribute on their Twitter page this morning.

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Chelsea posted this

Everton also stand with their cross-city rivals

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Manchester City also paid their respects

And fierce rivals Manchester United also marked the day with a classy tweet from their official account.

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But the impact of Hillsborough went far beyond these islands. Here's a tweet from Cypriot club Apoel Nicosia

As and when more tributes come in, we'll add them to this story.

 

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