Minutes silence for Hillsborough tainted by section of Man City fans singing

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A minute's silence for Hillsborough was disrupted by a small section of Manchester City fans singing, leading to furious boos from Liverpool supporters.

The incident occurred at Wembley ahead of kick-off for their FA Cup semi-final. Chants rung out from the City end shortly after the silence had begun and were subsequently met with loud booing from the Liverpool contingent.

It seemed referee Michael Oliver then blew his whistle again earlier than planned to bring an end to the issue before the match got underway. The tribute was held for the 33rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster which tragically claimed the lives of 97 Reds supporters.

Not all City fans were able to make it into the ground prior to kick-off due to a ticketing error. Hundreds were left stranded outside as a result.

The fixture has been shrouded in controversy, with both sets of fans unable to travel to and from London by train this weekend due to engineering works. Despite calls for it to be moved, the FA kept it at Wembley.

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