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Tottenham Hotspur pay touching tribute as Liverpool mourn 1989 Hillsborough tragedy

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Tottenham pay tribute as the Hillsborough tragedy is remembered on its 35th Anniversary

Tributes pour in from around the football world as today marks the 35th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. April 15 is a sad date in history, as ninety-seven men, women, and children lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final between the Merseyside Reds and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, they will never be forgotten. This is a dark patch on the skin of this beautiful game. Tottenham did their part to ensure that those who passed away that night stay remembered (h/t Twitter).

A tribute to the Hillsborough victims
A tribute to the Hillsborough victims outside Anfield.

Tottenham Hotspur have joined the tribute to all lives that we celebrate today. The club took to X, formerly known as Twitter, writing, “Today our thoughts are with @LFC and those who lost loved ones in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster on April 15, 1989.”

Among those ninety-seven was a Tottenham Hotspur fan, Andrew Sefton. 

Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton was only 23 on April 15, 1989. Andrew, as he was called by family and friends, was born in Skelmersdale, 15 miles outside Liverpool. He worked as a security officer at Pontin’s in Weston-Super-Mare on the south-west coast.

That weekend, he went back home, hoping to see his family and friends, and he went to the stadium with his buddies, who had a spare ticket to Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough.

He was to never return. Andrew, we want to take this opportunity to remember you and everything you and all the Spurs supporters stand for.

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The club laid a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial during Tottenham’s visit to Anfield Stadium last year in remembrance of all the lives lost. Tottenham Hotspur will be expected to do the same when they visit the Merseyside Reds in the first week of next month.

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