On this day in 1989, 96 Liverpool fans set out to a football match and never came back. It goes without saying that not returning from something as superfluous as attending a match is nothing short of sheer tragedy, but every year those who fell are remembered and tributes wonderfully both those who knew them and not.
Though many who read this will not be Liverpool fans, we can all unite in putting our respective rivalries to one side to pay respect to those who aren’t with us anymore thanks to what remains as the UK football’s biggest catastrophe.
Amongst those leading the online tributes are many of today’s Premier League stars. The likes of Gary Lineker, Joey Barton and a number of fellow Premier League clubs have all tweeted messages of support for those that fell one day in April.
Scroll below to see what everyone has said, and no matter who you support, today, don’t forget to add your own.
26 years ago today, 96 children, men and women lost their lives at Hillsborough. We will never forget them.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 14, 2015
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 15, 2015
Gone but never forgotten…