Juventus Football Club has, over the course of the last few months, been engaged in a heartfelt and sincere dialogue with the Association for the Families of Heysel Victims, with the aim of commemorating the 39 fans who died in a football stadium almost 30 years ago.
29 May 1985 should have been a day of joy and passion for football. Instead it became a tragedy caused by unprecedented violence that must never be allowed to happen again.
In respect of the Association’s wishes, Juventus can announce that on Friday 29 May at 19.30 CET a holy mass will be held at Turin’s Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio church. The day of 29 May will be dedicated to all employees of Juventus remembering the victims.
For too many years these 39 victims have been subject to scorn with the sole aim of attacking the black and white colours. This is a vile action that has no place in any stadium or sporting debate. This anniversary should also serve as a period of reflection, ensuring that such behaviour is not repeated.