Liverpool star Emre Can pays tribute to 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster


Liverpool youngster Emre Can has joined his teammates in paying tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Can shared a picture paying his respects on his social media Instagram account alongside the caption: “#JFT96 #ynwa #liverpool.”

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The picture displays Liverpool fans holding up a banner with the 96 victims of the tragedy.

Ninety-six children, men and women lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium on April 15, 1989.

A further 766 people suffered injuries in what was the worst stadium-related disaster in British history.

The police were primarily blamed for the incident and following a tireless campaign led by bereaved families and survivors, the High Court quashed the original accidental death verdicts and ordered new inquests in 2012.

A memorial service marking the 26th anniversary of the tragic day is to be held at Anfield stadium at 2:40pm GMT.

Liverpool Town Hall’s bell tower will ring during a minute’s silence at 15:06 BST, the moment the match was halted in 1989.