Manchester United condemn supporters' Hillsborough chants 3 months ago

Manchester United condemn supporters' Hillsborough chants

'Offensive chants about the tragedy are completely unacceptable'

Manchester United have denounced supporters who chanted songs about the Hillsborough tragedy during their side's defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday.

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United lost 4-0 at Anfield, with some supporters heard singing the songs from the away end.

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United statement on Hillsborough chanting

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In a statement released by a club spokesperson on Wednesday, United vowed that they will work to educate fans on the issue.

"Manchester United stands in solidarity with Liverpool and its fans in remembering the victims of the Hillsborough disaster," the spokesperson said.

"Offensive chants about the tragedy are completely unacceptable and we will work with our supporters' groups to educate fans on the issue."

97 Liverpool supporters lost their lives in the tragedy as a result of a crush at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on April 15 1989. It is the worst sporting disaster to take place in the UK.

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Manchester City apologise for fans disturbing minute's silence

United's condemnation of the chants comes days after Manchester City, led by 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.

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