Liverpool promises a ban on life as they hunt supporters who have thrown a smoke bomb in Chelsea and left Anfield, leaving a nine-year-old fan with special needs for first aid treatments
- Liverpool has released a statement following an incident at Anfield on Sunday
- A smoke bomb was thrown into the corner during the victory over Chelsea
- The club has promised a life ban for every individual found to throw devices
Liverpool has vowed to ban the supporter who threw a smoke bomb in the Chelsea section in Anfield for life on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp provided a crucial 2-0 win over the Blues, but the incident was marred by the incident leaving a nine-year-old Chelsea supporter with special needs who needed first aid.
After inhaling the smoke, Donte Patterson-Stanley had to be taken to the emergency room of the stadium, where the paramedics checked him and immediately put him on a nebuliser to open his airways.
On Tuesday morning, a Liverpool spokesperson said: “Liverpool Football Club thanks the players, staff, officials, and supporters of Chelsea for their compassionate marking of the Hillsborough anniversary during our weekend match.
Liverpool says they will banish the fan who threw a smoke bomb in the Chelsea section for life
Photos posted on Twitter showed the flare thrown by a fan on the section below
Donte Patterson-Stanley (right), 9, pictured with mother Frances Stanley on an earlier trip with Chelsea, needed medical attention after the smoke bomb landed near him
& # 39; As always, the vast majority of those present at Anfield were convinced that the opportunity was an appropriate tribute.
& # 39; Unfortunately, a smoke machine got in the way in the second half of the week and we are actively working with the Merseyside Police to investigate the matter.
& # 39; Any person who has committed this crime will be banned from our land. & # 39;
Chelsea later announced that they welcomed the Liverpool statement.
Liverpool also handed out to Donte & # 39; s mother, Frances Stanley, on Tuesday after she revealed on Twitter that they still had to be contacted.
They attended Chelsea & # 39; s Under-23 clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the hospitality section thanks to the Blues.
Asked on Twitter if she had received a word from the Merseyside outfit, Stanley replied: & # 39; Nothing from Liverpool, but yesterday we went to the 23-year chelsea contest in the VIP hospitality of the bridge. & # 39;
It has become known that Merseyside police had pyro-detection dogs on Sunday in Anfield, but with a heavy focus on distant fans.
A message to Chelsea supporters at the game read: & # 39; Liverpool, with the Merseyside Police, adopt a robust approach when searching for supporters and using Pyro & # 39; s.
The Merseyside police used Pyro detection dogs outside of Anfield for the Sunday game
& # 39; Pyro detection members will be present, perpetrators will be arrested and we will look for the maximum football prohibition order. & # 39;
Merseyside Police are investigating the incident, while the Football Association confirmed that they are also watching what happened.
In the meantime, Liverpool also condemned their fans for alleged homophobic songs on Sunday.
Supporters, in the past, have been accused of labeling Chelsea fans as & # 39; rental boys & # 39 ;.
A spokesperson said: “The club is also concerned about a song from some of our fans, particularly referring to Chelsea, as inappropriate and offensive.
& # 39; We urge all supporters in Liverpool to respect each other and stop such chants because they do not reflect the inclusiveness the club stands for.
& # 39; As a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions program, we are committed to LGBT equality in all parts of the Club and have contacted them and our own affiliated LBGT group Kop Outs for further support. & # 39;
Liverpool also said they were concerned about & # 39; inappropriate and offensive & # 39; to sing