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Heysel documentary C4 now.

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CountessDracula Mon 23-May-05 21:30:58

Amazing documentary, part of the truly superb Explosive 80s series.

Anyone watching? I have been fairly anti all seater stadia but after this I have changed my mind

expatinscotland Mon 23-May-05 21:32:38

OMG! My ex dh lived there when it happened. He said it was so incredibly shocking when it happened. What a nightmare.

expatinscotland Mon 23-May-05 21:46:43

The ex said it was a delapidated. He'd been offered tickets, but his father was a high-ranking diplomat who was under an assisination threat at the time, so none of his family was allowed out on their own. Thankfully.

gingernut Mon 23-May-05 23:17:03

Not only was it dilapidated, there was only 1 doctor on duty at the stadium and the police inside the stadium were unable to summon help quickly from their colleagues outside because their walky-talkies weren't working properly. That doesn't excuse the behaviour of the hooligans though. What a terrible day.

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