- Luton fans sang a tragic chant aimed at Liverpool fans
- Jamie Carragher has condemned the chants at half-time of the match
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A furious Jamie Carragher has condemned Luton Town fans after they were heard singing a tragic chant aimed at Liverpool during their Premier League match.
Liverpool drew 1-1 with Luton at Kenilworth Road on Sunday afternoon, but the home fans sang the ‘always the victims’ song.
The chant is often believed to be linked to the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, and is widely condemned in the football world.
An independent panel and new inquest have cleared Liverpool fans of any blame for the disaster that killed 97 people in a stadium crush during an FA Cup match against Sheffield United.
Former Reds defender Carragher has criticized Luton fans for singing the chant and insisted supporters ‘must be better than that’.
Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher condemned the half-time chant on Sky Sports
Luton fans could be heard singing a tragic chant aimed at Liverpool during their match
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Carragher commented on Sky Sports at half-time: ‘I just want to say something, the start of the season was involved in something where supporters got together about singing tragedies.
‘I heard a few times during this match that you have to have a rivalry, but we are better than that.
‘Two or three times in the match, including a few minutes ago. All clubs have been guilty of that in recent years, but the world we live in now is better than that.’
There have been incidents over the years where rival supporters have used the tragedy to mock Liverpool fans and that appears to have been the case at Luton.
A statement at the start of the Premier League season condemned the use of tragedy chants, imposing harsh penalties on fans.
In the past, there have also been tragic chants directed at Manchester United over the Munich air disaster.
The statement read: ‘Premier League clubs today at the annual general meeting unanimously agreed to a range of new measures to tackle the unacceptable rise in anti-social behavior such as football tragedy-related chanting, gesticulating, graffiti, online abuse and other behavior previous season. .
Luton celebrate with their fans after midfielder Tahith Chong gave his side the lead (above)