Liverpool FC today remembers the 39 football fans who lost their lives at Heysel Stadium in Belgium on this day 32 years ago.
The disaster occurred before the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus on May 29, 1985, when events in Block Z of the stadium tragically led to the deaths of 39 people – mostly Juventus supporters – and left hundreds more injured.
As a mark of respect to those who died, a floral tribute was placed alongside the Heysel memorial plaque at the Centenary Stand at Anfield this morning by the club’s director of communications, Susan Black.
Flags across all club sites are being flown at half-mast throughout the day and access to the Heysel memorial plaque is available to the public via the Anfield Road entrance to the Centenary Stand.
“We will always remember those who lost their lives on this day at Heysel and use this moment to pay our respects,” said Black. “Heysel is a tragedy that will never be forgotten, and today Liverpool Football Club honours all of those impacted.”
In Memoria e Amicizia, in Memory and Friendship
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Luciano Rocco Papaluca
Jean Michel Walla
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