Video: De Rossi, Roma make classy visit to Hillsborough memorial
On many occasions there are instances where teams and individuals exemplify the fact that real-life occurrences are more meaningful than sports.
Ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League meeting, Italian giants AS Roma visited Anfield --where they will face Liverpool in the competition’s semifinals.
After walking around the venue where the two sides will compete in less than 24 hours, Roma captain Daniele de Rossi and the rest of the Roma squad visited the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield to pay tribute to the 96 victims lost in the 1989 event that rocked the entire country.
De Rossi was seen laying a floral arrangement on the site, along with a note from the club that read, “In memoria delle vittime di Hillsborough AS Rome.”
After touching down on Merseyside, @OfficialASRoma headed to Anfield to pay their respects at the Hillsborough memorial with captain Daniele De Rossi laying a floral tribute...— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 23, 2018
The Roma contingent then paused for a moment of reflection in memory of the 96. pic.twitter.com/2qiSLzoQBi