Coronavirus crisis restricts Heysel disaster remembrance

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities and fans have marked the 35th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy where 39 people died during violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus. Flowers and wreaths were laid at a remembrance plaque at the King Baudouin Stadium. The stadium was renovated and renamed after the tragedy. The ceremony was limited in size because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hooligans from a stand holding Liverpool fans smashed into an adjacent section for Juventus supporters prior to the match. The victims were either trampled or suffocated to death in the ensuing chaos as they tried to flee.