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Liverpool pay respect to Heysel disaster victims on anniversary of day 39 fans died

Date Posted,May 28, 2017

Liverpool have paid their respects to the victims of the Heysel disaster on the anniversary of the tragic event.

Thirty nine supporters lost their lives in 1985 when a wall collapsed at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels ahead of the 1985 European Cup final against Juventus.

Reds director of communications, Susan Black, placed a floral tribute next to the memorial plaque at Anfield on Monday morning.

Flags across at the stadium, training ground and other Liverpool club sites are being flown at half-mast throughout the day, report the Liverpool Echo.

Access to the Heysel memorial plaque is available to the public via the Anfield Road entrance to the Centenary Stand.

Fans lost their lives at Heysel in 1985
Mounted police patrol the pitch side
The chaos followed riots in the stands

“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.”

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.

Liverpool’s official club website also published the names of all those who perished as a mark of respect.

Heysel Memorial Service
One of the other plaques on show outside of Anfield (Photo: Rex)
Heysel Memorial Service
The names of the fans who lost their lives are on a separate plaque (Photo: Getty)

In Memoria e Amicizia, in Memory and Friendship

Rocco Acerra

Bruno Balli

Alfons Bos

Giancarlo Bruschera

Andrea Casula

Giovanni Casula

Nino Cerullo

Willy Chielens

Giuseppina Conti

Dirk Daenecky

Dionisio Fabbro

Jacques François

Eugenio Gagliano

Francesco Galli

Giancarlo Gonnelli

Alberto Guarini

Giovacchino Landini

Roberto Lorentini

Barbara Lusci

Franco Martelli

Loris Messore

Gianni Mastrolaco

Sergio Bastino Mazzino

Luciano Rocco Papaluca

Luigi Pidone

Bento Pistolato

Patrick Radcliffe

Domenico Ragazzi

Antonio Ragnanese

Claude Robert

Mario Ronchi

Domenico Russo

Tarcisio Salvi

Gianfranco Sarto

Giuseppe Spalaore

Mario Spanu

Tarcisio Venturin

Jean Michel Walla

Claudio Zavaroni

Rest In Peace – You’ll Never Walk Alone

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