Club pays respects

by Stuart Vose

Flags lowered to half-mast.

Sunderland AFC have lowered flags to half-mast today to mark the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

A total of 96 Liverpool supporters died at the FA Cup semi-final between the Reds and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

Fans gathered at Anfield today for a memorial service, with a minute’s silence held at 15:06 BST.

Two memorials honouring the fans who died were unveiled in the city on Sunday.