The very high level of sensitivity involved in foreign travel by English football supporters has particularly arisen since the Heysel stadium disaster at the European Cup Final between Juventus and Liverpool in Belgium in 1985. Thirty-eight Italian fans were killed by a wall collapse and a number of Liverpool supporters were later convicted of manslaughter. The Heysel disaster was a national disgrace and English clubs were withdrawn from any European competition for several seasons. Security at matches abroad is thus not only a matter of safety but also of national prestige. Football clubs playing away in Europe cany a heavy burden of responsibility.