The Match That Changed Football: The Aftereffects of Heysel

the 1985 European Cup final witnessed one of the great tragedies in sports history, but modern football is a brighter, safer and more entertaining spectacle as a result.

39 Juve fans died at the European Cup Final in Belgium because of football on this day in 1985. 39. Take a moment and let that sink in a little. Regular guys like you and me were killed at a football game. On top of that over 600 fans were injured. At a football game. I’m not going to blame Liverpool fans and jump on the “Always the victims” moniker that has sometimes rightly been thrown around. Instead I will squarely blame everyone: Continue reading “The Match That Changed Football: The Aftereffects of Heysel”