By Stephen Pollard
May 24, 2007
I can't feel that sorry for Liverpool FC or its fans after last night's loss. The Heysel stadium riot took place 27 years ago, when Liverpool fans charged Juventus fans, causing a crush and the death of 39 people. As a result of the Liverpool fans' behaviour, all English clubs were indefinitely banned from European football, a ban which was only lifted after five years (and eight years for Liverpool).
Not once in those 27 years has Liverpool apologised to those English teams which missed out on European competition. Not once. So my sadness at Liverpool's loss is, to say the least, mild.