Everton progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup last night with a 2-0 win away to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. [via Sky Sports]
Everton-focused Twitter account @ForeverEverton0 tweeted pictures of a banner that was displayed in the away end at Hillsborough with the message ‘Two clubs, one city’.
— ForeverEverton (@ForeverEverton0) September 24, 2019
The banner also included a reference to the number 96, which was the number of Liverpool supporters who lost their lives in a crush at the stadium in 1989 when attending an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest, as noted by BBC.
As a club, Everton have demonstrated solidarity with the families and friends of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster on multiple occasions.
Tributes were paid at a match at Goodison Park in September 2012 following the publication of findings by an independent commission’s review of the disaster, as reported by BBC, and in February 2015 a memorial plaque in honour of the Hillsborough victims was unveiled at Everton’s home ground, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter expressed their appreciation for Everton’s banner at Hillsborough last night:
Class. Rivals, yes. Enemies – never. One City. Scouse and Proud.
— "YNWA" LFC Story (@LFCHistoryShow) September 25, 2019
Whoever made this is one genuine football fan, with true love for his/her city.#Respect
— Doolan9 (@Doolan9) September 24, 2019
This is absolutely boss. There will always be a rivalry but some things are bigger than football
— Sam O’Donnell (@SamODonnell20) September 24, 2019
— Gemma Smith (@gemma_smith21) September 24, 2019
Well played I’m not surprised. I’m heartened. As it should be Played on my mind for a short time last night that about The Blues having to face going there. Can’t imagine going down that tunnel again #NSNO #YNWA #JFT96
— Damian Kavanagh (@DamianKav) September 25, 2019
Absolute class. Evertonians have been there from the start. Some things are more important than football.
— Adam Grocott (@adamgrocott33) September 25, 2019
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