Manchester United has condemned fans who chanted “completely unacceptable” songs about the Hillsborough tragedy during Tuesday’s defeat by Liverpool. The club has said they will work to educate fans on the issue. Manchester United was humiliated by Liverpool 4-0 on Tuesday and the fans are not happy with the result.
Manchester United Board Condemns Fans Chant at Anfield
United spokesperson said: “Manchester United stands in solidarity with Liverpool and its fans in remembering the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.” “Offensive chants about the tragedy are completely unacceptable and we will work with our supporters’ groups to educate fans on the issue.”
During the game, both sets of supporters had united in a fan-led minute of applause in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the death of his baby boy. Liverpool fans sang their club’s anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone in the seventh minute of Ronaldo’s shirt number at United – of the Premier League match.
Manchester City and Liverpool FA Cup semi-final clash, City apologized after some of their fans disturbed a minute’s silence marking the 33rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Ninety-seven Liverpool fans lost their lives as a result of a crush at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest, at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, on 15 April 1989. The tragedy remains the UK’s worst sporting disaster, with a jury at an inquest later ruling that they were unlawfully killed.