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Arsenal and Hull fans will hold a minute's applause in the 56th minute of today's FA Cup Final

Both sets of fans will mark the anniversary of the Bradford City fire.

54 Bradford fans and 2 Lincoln fans tragically died when fire broke out at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985.
54 Bradford fans and 2 Lincoln fans tragically died when fire broke out at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985.
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ARSENAL AND HULL fans will join together at today’s FA Cup Final with a minute’s applause to remember those who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire.

Last Sunday marked the 29th anniversary of the 1985 disaster in which 56 fans tragically died in a fire at Valley Parade.

Hull said: “Although no official mark of remembrance has been planned for Saturday’s final, Hull City and Arsenal supporters will be holding a minute’s applause on 56 minutes, an idea that has gathered momentum through social media in recent days and one that is fully endorsed by all at the Tigers.”

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