Everton reaffirmed our solidarity with the families of the 96 Hillsborough victims on Wednesday with a projection onto Anfield supporting the campaign to make the Justice Collective’s single this week’s number one.
On the day the High Court quashed the original accidental death inquest verdicts for the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough, Everton continued to show their support by placing the iconic image of the Club’s ‘96’ mascots onto the stadium.
The mascots, who led Everton and Newcastle out at Goodison Park in October wearing Liverpool and Everton shirts with the numbers nine and six printed on the back, played a huge part in the Club’s honouring of the victims of the tragedy and their families – and the image has now become a symbol of Merseyside’s collective fight for justice.
The photograph of the pair standing hand-in-hand on the pitch during the emotional tribute was circulated around the world and has been used on the cover of the Justice Collective’s Christmas number one bid, a cover version of the 1969 Hollies hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.
The projection was part of Everton’s 12 Days of Blue Christmas campaign, which involves turning a different city landmark blue every evening up until Sunday 23 December.
The popular campaign has already given a number of high-profile buildings in Liverpool a blue makeover, including Albert Dock, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Anglican Cathedral, Goodison Park and Prince Rupert’s Tower, which is the centrepiece of Everton’s crest.
More landmarks will be visited this week. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details and clues to upcoming locations.