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Kath
post May 28 2015, 11:41 PM
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29th May - the 30th Anniversary of what appears to be a forgotten tragedy in the history of football.

Please take the time to read the whole article and have a thought for the 39 innocents who lost their lives.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/...longs-hurt.html
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post May 29 2015, 12:11 AM
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This is also a very good article

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/m...0th-anniversary

I remember the night very well. It should be noted that, while it is no excuse for a series of blunders, the events at Heysel (and many other incidents involving British "fans"), contributed to the catastrophic failures of South Yorkshire police at Hillsborough a few years later.
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post May 29 2015, 11:14 AM
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I remember it well to. I really liked Liverpool and was a massive fan of Kenny Dalglish. I didn't really understand what was going on though.
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post May 29 2015, 04:33 PM
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May 1985 was indeed a black month in the world of football with also the Bradford Fire Disaster. Lest we forget these 39 people who lost their lives.

Here's what happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClegJGD2zfE

Warning contains distressing images.

And also not forgetting the Bradford Fire Disaster:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIxN3ypB3rw

WARNING: Contains distressing images.
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post May 29 2015, 05:59 PM
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Heysel was a dreadful day. 1985 was at the height of hooliganism in this country, known continentally as the 'English disease'. At English grounds, they used to play games like 'taking the home end' or invading it. Tragically, this sort of mentality coupled with a disgustingally shoddy stadium result in 39 deaths that day.

Amazing to think they still played the match too. Cannot (rightfully) imagine that these days.

I agree too that this contributed to the Hillsborough disaster too. In regards to the treatment of Liverpool fans both by South Yorkshire police and the Sun newspaper afterwards. A good majority of people lazily believed that Liverpool fans must have been to blame.
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