Some decisions in life are really hard to make; some, on the other hand, are a no-brainer. This should have been a no-brainer for Uefa, but apparently they don’t know the meaning of the word easy. They’ll test Liverpool’s patience before they make this very important decision.
Uefa today refused to rule out the possibility of Liverpool having to play a Champions League tie on 15 April — the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
The Merseyside club asked Uefa earlier this week if the second leg of their quarter-final — should they progress past Real Madrid in the clubs’ last-16 tie — could be brought forward from its currently scheduled date by 24 hours. (The Guardian)
For Liverpool supporters and those around the world that love and hold the club close to their heart, the 15th of April is a day to come together to remember the horrible tragedy at Hillsborough.
The sheer thought that Uefa would force Liverpool to play the second leg of their quarter-final match on the 20th anniversary just shows how shortsighted football’s governing body really is. Moving up the event 24 hours to the previous day might take a bit of work on their part, but considering what Liverpool’s contributions has been to Uefa and the game of football in the past (being a part of what is considered by many to be the greatest European Final ever), you’d think they’d jump through hoops for the club.
But alas, we have to remember we’re dealing with Uefa, and that means nothing is ever easy.