Manchester United fans condemned for Hillsborough chants at Anfield
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.
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.
Actually feel a little bit sick every time I hear the United fans singing there. Thats grown men with families. Vile human beings.— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) March 10, 2016
Anyone singing about either tragedy associated to either club i’m doesn’t represent majority of fans or clubs themselves. Simple.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 10, 2016
Manchester United fans let themselves down spectacularly with that chant. Plenty of saddened head shaking in the press box.— David Prentice (@prenno) March 10, 2016