Silence and black armbands at Arsenal v Everton for Hillsborough & Boston tragedies

After three people died and more than 150 were injured in a shocking attack in the USA on Monday, the victims were honoured along with the 96 fans who were killed in 1989

A silence was observed at the Emirates Stadium before kick-off in Arsenal v Everton to mourn the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy as well as Monday’s bombing of the Boston marathon.

Three people, including an eight-year-old child, were killed in Massachusetts at the event’s finishing line, with black armbands also worn to honour the dead and over 150 others who were injured.

The attack came coincidentally on the same day, April 15, as 96 fans were killed at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground in 1989, with tributes having been held across the weekend’s matches and a special service at Anfield.

The minute’s silence was observed respectfully before the two teams began their Premier League match.

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