Video: Roberto Martinez made a moving speech at the Hillsborough memorial today
Stirring stuff from the Everton boss at Anfield earlier today.
Rivalries run deep in football but today they were set aside as the football community united around Liverpool Football club a quarter of a century on from one of the darkest days in the history of the sport, when 96 fans lost their lives at Hillsborough.
25 years to the day since those tragic events, a memorial service was held at Anfield today and Everton manager Roberto Martinez was one of a number of speakers to pay their respects.
In a five-minute address, Martinez spoke of his own experiences of Hillsborough and of hearing the news as a 15-year old football fan growing up in Spain and when speaking of the scandalous events in the aftermath of the tragedy, he repeated the words of Everton chairman Bill Kenwright a year ago when he said that the authorities “took on the wrong city if they thought they were going to get away with that”.
Martinez also paid tribute to the work of the Hillsborough support groups and revealed plans for a permanent Hillsborough memorial to be built at Goodison Park later this year, before finishing his address by saying: “Everton remembers, we always will.”
Very well said Roberto.
Video via YouTube/DeanCoombesAnfield