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The dead from Bradford City fire remembered from the Etihad to Home Park


 

A minute's silence has been held before all Premier and Football league matches to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire.

Fifty-six fans died in the blaze at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985 in a match with Lincoln City.

It is thought the fire started accidentally after a spectator dropped a lit cigarette under a wooden stand.

England manager Roy Hodgson and FA chairman Greg Dyke laid a floral tribute at the ground before Bradford's League One win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

Live TV audiences saw the players from Premier League Manchester City and Aston Villa link arms before tonight's televised game as they respected a minutes silence.

It was the same story at every Premier League and Football League ground this weekend.

JB

 


 

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