Liverpool and Manchester United fans warned ahead of Red Monday
North-west clubs release joint statement warning supporters to act responsibly when the teams meet at Anfield
October 13th, 2016
There is no love lost between Liverpool and Manchester United, although recent clashes between the two teams have seen unsavoury chants and banners appear.
A minority of United supporters have alluded to the Heysel and Hillsborough stadium disasters while some Liverpool fans have jeered their opposite number about the Munich air disaster.
In an attempt to calm things down ahead of Monday night’s clash between the two teams, the clubs have released a joint-statement. It comes after Liverpool were fined £30,000 for the behaviour of their supporters at Old Trafford last season in a Europa League clash.
“Both clubs, their supporters and football fans around the world are looking forward to this historic and passionate match between two of the sport’s biggest and oldest rivals,” said a joint statement from the clubs, who say they continue to work together and respect the great rivalry between the two but will not condone any offensive or discriminatory behaviour.
“There is great rivalry between our fans and we ask all supporters to be respectful and help eradicate all forms of offensive and discriminatory behaviour from the game.
“If any supporters are found to be engaged in any form of offensive or discriminatory behaviour by stewards or via CCTV then they will be immediately removed from the stadium, risk arrest, prosecution and be reported in accordance with the club’s ground regulations.
“This is an unrivalled fixture in the Premier League calendar and we thank all fans for their continued support in this important area of the game.”