‘We know the impact such behaviour has on the families, survivors and all those associated with such disasters…’
Liverpool have expressed their disappointment after hearing chants relating to football stadium tragedies from Anfield’s away section during the Premier League game against Manchester City.
A statement released by the club also explained that the concourse in the away section was also vandalised with graffiti during Sunday afternoon’s game, which Liverpool won 1-0.
The statement explained that the club would work with City and relevant authorities to ensure the offensive chants were brought to an end.
‘We are deeply disappointed to hear vile chants relating to football stadium tragedies from the away section during today’s game at Anfield,’ the statement said. ‘The concourse in the away section was also vandalised with graffiti of a similar nature.
‘We know the impact such behaviour has on the families, survivors and all those associated with such disasters.
‘We are working with the relevant authorities and we will also work with Manchester City in order to do our utmost to ensure these chants are eradicated from football altogether.’
Earlier this year, Manchester United denounced supporters who chanted songs about the Hillsborough tragedy during a league defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.
That came days after City, led by manager Pep Guardiola, issued an apology after some of their supporters disturbed a minute’s silence to mark the 33rd anniversary of the disaster before the FA Cup final semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley.