m88 the game was halted after Inter supporters threw flares and
bottles in the Milan penalty area, one of which hit goalkeeper Dida on
‘We were brought here by our wish to remember and honour the
Bianconere (Black and White) who were victims of such tragedy and to
express to their families solidarity and affection from all the Juventus
‘The feeling of the city is one of hospitality but just a few
people can bring a big crash – our strategy is to isolate those
Otello Lorentini whose doctor son Roberto died trying to save a
young girl at Heysel, is campaigning for a friendly game between Juve
and Liverpool, possibly in June, to commemorate the victims.
Outside, at the club memorial, a one minute silence was observed
and Sami Hyppia and Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero read out the
names of all 39 who died.
It is thought to be the first time the club has delivered such an
apology in person to the families of the 39 who perished in the Brussels
tragedy of 1985.
The Liverpool group, which included chief executive Rick Parry,
captain Sami Hyppia, Phil Neal and Ian Rush, met with Juventus officials
and family representatives, led by Otello Lorentini, 60, president of
the Association of Victims of Heysel.
The troubled started when Inter, 3-0 down on aggregate, saw a goal
disallowed. Juve were their usual
selves and did everything that was expected of them and David Moores and
Rick Parry did the same for Liverpool.
Earlier, Juve president Franzo Grande Stevens had opened the
ceremony with a message of togetherness.
Liverpool are not ruling that out but last night a club spokesman
said: ‘We’re not going to talk about that now.’
. There were unconfirmed reports that Juventus
hooligan websites were offering bounties of 1000 euros on any Liverpool
fans killed before or after today’s game.
The alcohol ban due to come into force at midnight on Monday was
not strictly enforced but another was due to take effect from midnight
Byline: BY ANDY KELLY Chief Reporter in Turin
The tie is now likely to be award to Milan, while Inter can expect
to face severe sanctions by Uefa SPORT: PAGES
Meanwhile, AC Milan’s semi-final against Inter Milan had to be
abandoned last night amid scenes of ugly crowd trouble by Inter’s
fans. The game was halted and then abandoned altogether after more
OFFICIALS from Liverpool Football Club last night met with family
representatives of those who died at Heysel with a simple message -
Juventus themselves have often been criticised for their lack of
support for the Heysel families.
The message was delivered by club chairman David Moores who led a
delegation to a private service at the headquarters of Juventus in Turin
An armed police officer guards the Juventus shop in Turin;
Pictures: JASON ROBERTS; David Moores at the service; The memorial
Ian Rush, who played for both clubs during his distinguished
career, said: ‘It was a fantastic service.
Two bouquets with 39 yellow roses were also laid at the memorial.
Seven charter flights will leave Liverpool today.
David Moores told the families : ‘We must never forget the
tragedy of 20 years ago but we hope what was arranged at Anfield and
what took place at the game showed we are sorry for what happened and
that we hope to move on in a spirit of friendship.’
The close to 3000 Liverpool fans will be bussed direct from pick-up
points in Turin city centre to the Stadio Delle Alpi tonight.
‘It was received in the right Sami Hyppia and Juventus captain
Alessandro Del Piero way.’ An air of reconciliation was also in the
air earlier as the media descended on the office of Turin mayor Sergio
Chiamparino to talk about preparations for the vital second leg of the
Champions League quarter final. Mayor Chaimparino, himself a Turino fan,
said: ‘This match is going to be a party and not a place where
people come because they know there will be a fight. It happened once
and we will do everything to make sure it does not happen again.
Those Liverpool fans who arrived in Turin yesterday kept a low
profile and the city appeared relatively quiet last night but security
had already been stepped up and the Juventus club shop was under armed
police guard yesterday