Shrewsbury goalkeeper calls out fans who sang Hillsborough song in Liverpool
Harry Burgoyne has condemned the vile chants
Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne has called out the Shrewsbury fans who sang a chant mocking the victims of the Hillsborough disaster before their game against Liverpool on Sunday.
The League One outfit took a shock lead against Jurgen Klopp's side when Daniel Udoh opened the scoring in the 27th minute.
However, the Reds responded well and levelled quickly through 17-year-old Kaide Gordon just seven minutes later.
Liverpool made it 2-1 when Fabinho converted a penalty, before substitute Roberto Firmino added another with a cheeky back-heel in the 78th minute.
Fabinho grabbed another in added-time to ensure the Merseyside outfit cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
While Shrewsbury gave a good account of themselves on the pitch, a small proportion of their fans let the club down off the pitch.
Prior to kick-off, a video was posted on Twitter which showed a small group of Salop fans walking the streets of Liverpool signing, "F*** the 96" - which relates to the 96 (97 after a coroner ruled that Andrew Devine was unlawfully killed and that he is therefore the 97th victim of the disaster) Liverpool fans who tragically lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.
A number of people - including Shrewsbury shot-stopper Burgoyne - condemned the vile chanting, insisting that those 'fans' weren't welcome to support the club.
On Twitter, the goalkeeper wrote: "As for these Shrewsbury fans! Should be ashamed of yourselves. Liverpool showed nothing but respect today. Shocking absolutely shocking! Out them and ban them for life!"
As for these shrewsbury fans! Should be ashamed of yourselves. Liverpool showed nothing but respect today. Shocking absolutley shocking! Out them and ban them for life! https://t.co/DiJJsyB1eU
— Harry Burgoyne (@BurgoyneH1) January 9, 2022
A Shrewsbury fan account added: "Have a word. If this is your mate… tell them to f*** off to Telford".
Have a word. If this is your mate… tell them to fuck off to Telford https://t.co/GbdyeKFy8T
— Salop Supporters (@Salopsbluearmy) January 9, 2022
Liverpool host Arsenal in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday after it was postponed earlier this week due to Covid-19 cases within the Reds camp.
After being knocked out of the FA Cup, Shrewsbury return to league action as they travel to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.
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