Date: 13th May 2016 at 7:28pm
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West Bromwich Albion will pay special tribute to the 96 who died in the Hillsborough tragedy this weekend.

With Premier League teams showing solidarity with Liverpool and their fans in the first fixtures after the April verdict on the unlawful deaths of the 96, Albion have waited until this weekend and we bring the curtain down on the 2015/16 season at The Hawthorns and we are staging our own tribute.

Albion have replaced 96 seats in the visiting section with the red of Liverpool, and those seats will remain unoccupied and will each carry a name of one of the victims.

A special video will be aired shortly before kick off and skipper Darren Fletcher and Liverpool born Ritchie Lambert will lay a floral tribute in front of the travelling fans following the introduction of the teams.

Jeremy Peace said of the tribute.

‘Albion and Liverpool have a rivalry which dates back to 1894 since when we have contested nearly 150 games. For a few moments on Sunday we will be as one and remember the context Hillsborough makes of our daily struggles.’

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