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Liverpool pay respect to Heysel disaster victims on anniversary of day 39 fans lost their lives

May 29, 2017
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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.

Choas and fighting amongst the mixed ranks of supporters at the Heysel stadium

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.”

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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

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Rest In Peace – You’ll Never Walk Alone

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