Talksport presenter accuses Anfield fans of causing Heysel Stadium tragedy by looking for revenge.
Talksport presenter Richard Keys has accused Liverpool fans of causing the Hesyel Stadium disaster because they were looking for revenge.
He claims the ugly riot was planned by the Kopites as payback for the beating the Scousers suffered from Roma supporters during the 1984 European Cup final, which the Reds won on penalties.
A wall collapsed as fans clashed before the 1985 European Cup Final at the Brussels ground, leaving 39 Juventus supporters dead.
The tragedy meant English clubs were banned from European football for five years and the incident is a painful reminder of the hooliganism culture in this country.
But 53-year-old Keys sparked outrage by making the claim on his Talksport radio show.
“Liverpool fans were looking for revenge the next time they were playing an Italian team,” Keys said.
The comments stunned the guest former Liverpool keeper Bruce Grobbelaar and comes just two-months after Keys was sacked for sexist comments.
He and co-presenter Andy Gray left Sky in disgrace after suggesting assistant referee Sian Massey did not understand the offside rule and for making lewd comments towards female colleagues.