The FA condemns Manchester City fans' Hillsborough chants
During their 4-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday, Manchester City fans mocked the Hillsborough disaster while singing chants. The Football Association condemns Man City fans' actions on Sunday.
Manchester City overcame Mo Salah's early goal to earn a comfortable 4-1 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. However, the game was marred by the conduct of some fans who chanted about the Hillsborough disaster. In a 1989 FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest, 97 Liverpool fans lost their lives at the Hillsborough Stadium.
Although City issued their own apology after the match over damage to the Liverpool team bus, the FA condemned their chants.
"We are very concerned about the rise of abhorrent chants in stadiums that are related to the Hillsborough disaster and other football-related tragedies,
" read a widely reported statement.
"These chants are highly offensive and are deeply upsetting for the families, friends and communities who have been impacted by these devastating events, and we strongly condemn this behaviour.
"We support clubs and fans who try to stamp out this behaviour from our game.
"We also support the excellent work of the survivor groups who engage with stakeholders across football to help educate people about the damaging and lasting effects that these terrible chants can have."
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