Friday 30 September 2016

Manchester United fans condemned for Hillsborough chants at Anfield

Published 10/03/2016 | 23:41

A general view of the scoreboard at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A general view of the scoreboard at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A section of Manchester United supporters attending Thursday night’s Europa League game at Anfield came under fire after they taunted Liverpool supporters with chants about the Hillsborough disaster.

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Liverpool ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in the first leg of the first ever meeting between English football’s two most successful clubs in European competition, yet the events off the field tarnished the success for some in attendance.

United supporters were initially heard singing the offensive song in the first half of the match, as they taunted the 96 victims who perished in the worst football disaster in English soccer history.

Twitter was awash with messages condemning United fans who allowed frustrations with their team to boil over as they served up some vile chants that were clearly heard on the TV coverage for the game.

There have been calls for UEFA to take action following the chants offered up by some United fans, with this reaction on Twitter confirming they was heard by a wide audience.

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