Two of the great clubs of English, and indeed, world football met at Anfield on Thursday night in the Europa League last 16, with Liverpool registering a deserved 2-0 first leg victory.
However, while a clash between two old rivals was always going to produce a certain level of friction between the two sets of fans, one chant in particular, sung by the visiting supporters, left a rather sour taste in the the mouth.
Now, Liverpool fans have, in the past, sung about the Munich air disaster during clashes like this, which is pretty horrid. However, on Thursday, it was the United supporters who were the culprits, singing ‘The Sun was right, you’re murderers’ for large periods of the game, a chant which referenced the Heysel tragedy (and maybe Hillsborough too) which is utterly vile…
DISGUSTING: Manchester United fans signing ‘The sun was right, You’re murderers’
Absolutely vile…. pic.twitter.com/17b5opwscJ
— Sports Wankers (@SportsWankers) March 10, 2016
No doubt fans from both clubs will have plenty to say about this, and while no-one wants a totally antiseptic atmosphere at a football match, there is a pretty obvious line which was crossed here. Discuss!
(video via 101gg)