Present at the Stade de France for the Champions League final and at the heart of the incidents that punctuated the pre-match, two Liverpool supporters recently killed themselves.
Five months after the incidents which occurred on the sidelines of the Champions League final between Liverpool and the Real Madrid, The team reveals that two Reds supporters present at the Stade de France but also on April 15, 1989 during the Hillsborough tragedy, during which 96 Liverpool fans, including children, lost their lives in violent crowd movements, committed suicide .
“I cannot give too many details about these suicides, as investigations are ongoing, except that one took place about a week after the Saint-Denis final and the other last week. The victims were around 52 and 63 years old and there is no doubt that, if they committed this irreparable act, it was because the last Champions League final reactivated in them the trauma of 1989, which they thought to have exceeded”explained to L’Equipe the president of HSSA (Hillsborough Survivors Support Alliance), Peter Scarfe.
“The memory of 1989 has come back to haunt them because the events at the Stade de France have many points in common with those at Hillsborough, he added. In both cases, there were crowd movements complicated by bottlenecks, people pressed against each other under a tunnel, blocked turnstiles preventing entry into the stadium and above all false accusations afterwards. Since the French government, like the English police, spontaneously accused Liverpool fans of being responsible for these outbursts…”