Thursday 22 February 2018 / 03:36 AM

The league pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

A-League fans around Australia have paid their respects to deceased cricketer Phillip Hughes with a series of touching tributes over the weekend.

A moment’s silence was observed prior to kick-off in each match while traditionally opposed supporters united for applause, sung his name and displayed banners in the 63rd minute.

Hughes’ passing has been felt around the sporting world and the domestic football scene has mourned the tragic loss, with acknowledgements ranging from AAMI Park on Friday night to Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Sunday, where Hughes’ former school cricket teammate Nathan Burns netted a hat-trick.

The much-loved Test batsman was also remembered overseas as Socceroos trio Mile Jedinak, Tim Cahill and Adam Federici all made on-pitch tributes.

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