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Martinez supportive of delayed kick-offs this weekend

Everton boss Roberto Martinez backs the decision to kick off games seven minutes late this weekend in tribute to the Hillsborough victims. At the start of their FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 a crush on the terraces resulted in the death of 96 Liverpool fans.

The game ended at 15:06 BST and matches in England's top eight leagues start seven minutes late on 11-14 April.

"It's a very important gesture," says Martinez. "For us it's an important week, in terms of showing our respect and giving all the support we can to the families and to be all together in this moment."

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