Its a staggering thirty years since the tragic night at Heysel Stadium when 39 innocent heysel-1football supporters were killed as a consequence of neglect, incompetence and thuggery.

I recall watching the game at home on Tyneside with my Dad and being completely aghast at what was unfolding in front of us on our TV screens.

Our sense of horror here in the North East however can have been nothing to the loss and pain felt by the families and friends of those killed so needlessly at a football match.

A lot has been written this week about the tragedy but we think these pieces are especially poignant.

Eammon McCabe – The Guardian – Click here

Ed Vulliamy – The Guardian – Click here

Oliver Brown – The Telegraph – Click here

Simon Hart – The Independent – Click here

Paddy Shennan – The Liverpool Echo – Click here

We would also recommend these books about the tragedy:

Chris Rowland – From Where I was Standing – Click Here

Laurent Mauvignier –  In The Crowd – Click here

Francesco Caremani – ‘Heysel: The Truth’ – Click here

This is also a good summary of the tragedy from a football commentator and eye-witness:

Barry Davies – Radio 5 – Click here

On behalf of everyone connected to true faith we remember our fellow football supporters who were killed following their team and the game they loved.