Nice touch. Premier League announce special plans for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster 5 years ago

Nice touch. Premier League announce special plans for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

The Premier League has confirmed all matches taking place on the weekend of April 11th-14th will be delayed by seven minutes as a mark of respect on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now do so at 3.07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3.06pm-3.07pm) having a period of silence observed at all stadiums. The gesture comes 25 years after the Hillsborough disaster, when the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3.06pm.

The first FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 12 April between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal will kick off at 5.07pm with a minute of silence between 5.06pm-5.07pm.

The next day, Sunday 13 April, the FA Cup semi-final between Hull City v Sheffield United will begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4.06pm-4.07pm.

Fixtures kicking off at other times on Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Monday 14 April will observe the same etiquette with matches starting seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

A nice touch by the Premier League to mark a day that will never be forgotten by anyone associated with Liverpool football club or the wider football public.