Clubs united in Hillsborough tributes

Several Premier League clubs and fans took a moment to pay tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy at the weekend.

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Hillsborough Tributes

After a week of revelations about the 1989 disaster, it was not just Liverpool fans who paid their respects to those who lost their lives.

The Reds’ opponents on Saturday, Sunderland, put up a statement on their scoreboard:

“The Hillsborough tragedy had a profound effect on football as a whole and the thoughts of all of us at SAFC are with everyone affected by the tragic events of April 15th 1989.”

At Sunday’s clash between Reading and Tottenham at the Madejski Stadium, Reading also placed a tribute to the 96 victims on screen, which received applause from both sets of supporters.

Football has come together after the scale of the tragedy and its subsequent cover-up was revealed – although there was some concern that pockets of Manchester United fans sang anti-Liverpool songs during their home win over Wigan.

A United spokesperson said the club "deplore" such songs.

In a statement, United said: "The manager has made the club's position very clear on this matter. It is now up to the fans to respect that."

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