FA issue statement on tragedy chanting heard during Luton vs Liverpool

Hillsborough-related taunts could be heard throughout the Premier League game.

FA issue statement on tragedy chanting heard during Luton vs Liverpool
Luton Town v Liverpool FC - Premier League
Hillsborough-related taunts could be heard throughout Luton vs Liverpool

The Football Association say they are in contact with the police after tragedy chanting was heard during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Luton Town on Sunday.

A stoppage time equaliser from Luis Diaz salvaged a point for the Reds at Kenilworth Road after Tahith Chong had given the Hatters the lead late on in the game.

But the match was marred by Hillsborough-related taunts that could be heard from a small pocket of the home fans throughout the 90 minutes.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher called out the chants while on commentary for Sky Sports, saying: ‘As supporters we’ve got to have rivalry, there’s no doubt about that but we’re better than that.’

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was asked about the chants, and while he admitted he did not hear them himself, he had a simple message for the fans: ‘Shame on everybody who sang on it.’

The FA have now issued the following statement on the matter:

Luton Town v Liverpool FC - Premier League
Jurgen Klopp slammed the ‘shameful’ chants (Photo: Getty)

‘We are aware of the tragedy chanting during yesterday’s Premier League fixture between Luton Town and Liverpool, and we are seeking observations from Luton Town and further details from the Police.

‘We strongly condemn chanting of this nature and will continue to work closely with our stakeholders across the game, including the clubs, leagues, fan groups and the relevant authorities to proactively address this issue.’

Both Liverpool and Luton Town are yet to officially comment on the matter.

More to follow…

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