Shrewsbury fan arrested for singing Hillsborough chants before Liverpool clash 1 week ago

Shrewsbury fan arrested for singing Hillsborough chants before Liverpool clash

Shrewsbury have also condemned the small group of fans for singing "vile and offensive" chants

Merseyside Police have arrested a man for 'abusive chants' about the Hillsborough disaster before Shrewsbury Town's FA Cup tie at Liverpool on Sunday.

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Shrewsbury condemned a small number of supporters for allegedly singing "vile and offensive" chants prior to Liverpool's 4-1 victory in the third round at Anfield.

Before kick-off, videos emerged on social media appearing to show a small group of Salop fans singing about the Hillsborough disaster, which occurred in 1989 and caused the deaths of 97 Reds fans.

A statement from Merseyside Police read: "We have arrested a man after a group of men were making abusive chants before the Liverpool vs Shrewsbury game on Sunday 9 January.

"At around 1.30pm officers approached a group of men who were shouting abuse referencing the Hillsborough Disaster on Anfield Road junction of 97 Avenue.

"An 18-year-old man from Shrewsbury was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

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