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What with all the Thatcher minutes silence nonsense, and the Hillsborough memorial events, I've been thinking. On the anniversary of Heysel, or close to, does the club do anything to commemorate it? If not, why not?

I ask the question, because I can't remember us doing anything - except for the games against Juve with the mosaics etc.

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What with all the Thatcher minutes silence nonsense, and the Hillsborough memorial events, I've been thinking. On the anniversary of Heysel, or close to, does the club do anything to commemorate it? If not, why not?

I ask the question, because I can't remember us doing anything - except for the games against Juve with the mosaics etc.

 

The anniversary of Heysel is May 29th and the season is over at that stage. I'm not sure what we do, but as its after the end-of-season, we dont have the option of marking it before a game.

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What with all the Thatcher minutes silence nonsense, and the Hillsborough memorial events, I've been thinking. On the anniversary of Heysel, or close to, does the club do anything to commemorate it? If not, why not?

I ask the question, because I can't remember us doing anything - except for the games against Juve with the mosaics etc.

 

Not sure we would ever have played a game on the anniversary would we, for the reasons stated above?

 

Which cuts off the obvious means of paying respects I suppose.

 

Not sure if we do anything else. Would like to think that we do, but don't make a big show of it.

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Yes, I get the point about the season being over by then - but I just find it a little uncomfortable that the club always has something for Hillsborough (obviously justifiably) but not much is ever said/done about Heysel.

Obviously the fact that the season's over by then makes it rather difficult, but that probably shouldn't stop us commemorating it in some fashion.

 

I suspect it probably has a bit to do with Cobs' comment.

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Yes, I get the point about the season being over by then - but I just find it a little uncomfortable that the club always has something for Hillsborough (obviously justifiably) but not much is ever said/done about Heysel.

Obviously the fact that the season's over by then makes it rather difficult, but that probably shouldn't stop us commemorating it in some fashion.

 

I suspect it probably has a bit to do with Cobs' comment.

 

I agree with cobs.

 

There's the plaque at the centenary stand apparently. I don't know how it's possible for the club to ever have a proper debate around it without it looking like we're trying to abrogate our responsibility.

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Aside from the date I suspect that the club feels that it isn't really our place to be organising tributes or whatever.

 

This - not sure how it would work. Anfield has no place in the hearts of the relatives of the Juve dead, they are unlikely to come to pay their respects; there is a real danger of falling between an inappropriate self-flagellatory mawkishness and a perceived cynical abrogation as SR says. By all means, though, acknowledge our part openly, and maybe even a factual piece about the day and the aftermath in the Museum - avoiding any of the caveats about other fans (but not the stadium and organisation) as that would look like we are not facing up to our responsibility.

 

Iirc, there is a panel in the Museum by the European Cups, but I'm not sure it is as explicit and upfront as I would like. But I accept it is a difficult call - what would you think of something about Hillsborough at the headquarters of SYP? What would be considered appropriate? not sure anything more than a reasonably prominent plaque wold be right.

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Could just as easily have been Liverpool fans. Running battles between two sets of supporters. I always find Heysel an extremely difficult nettle to grasp and therefore unsure how to commemorate. Other than sadness of course for the unspeakable tragedy that followed.

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