Manchester City condemns ‘hateful chanting’ from its fans during the 4-1 win over Liverpool, with the club vowing to work with fan groups and officials to ‘eliminate’ future incidents.
- Manchester City issued a statement condemning the offensive chants from its fans
- Examples of hateful chants could be heard from fans before half time
- City reported that the Liverpool manager had been thrown and damaged by an object
Manchester City issued a statement condemning the offensive attack from its fans during their victory over Liverpool on Saturday.
As the match went level at half-time, City fans could be heard singing “always the victim, never your fault” at Liverpool.
The chant is linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 97 Liverpool fans were killed after being crushed during the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.
A club statement said the club regretted any offense caused by the chanting, and added that measures would be taken in an effort to eliminate further incidents of hateful chanting occurring in the future.
“Manchester City Football Club is disappointed to hear inappropriate chants from its fans during today’s match,” the statement read.
Man City issued a statement condemning the “hateful chants” from their fans
“We regret any offense this may have caused and will continue to work with fan groups and officials from both clubs to eliminate hateful chanting from this match.”
The Premier League issued a statement after the match condemning the chants at the Etihad.
“The Premier League condemns the chanting heard during today’s match between Manchester City and Liverpool,” the statement read. “The university deals with the issue of tragedy as a priority and an urgent matter.”
The club also reported an “unacceptable” incident which saw an object thrown at the Liverpool manager and causing him damage.
They said: “Manchester City has learned that the Liverpool manager sustained damage on his return trip after today’s match.” announced in another statement.
We understand that something was thrown towards the bus in a residential area.
Incidents of this nature are totally unacceptable and we strongly condemn the actions of the responsible individual(s).
“We will fully support the Greater Manchester Police investigation into this incident in any way we can.”
Liverpool topped Al-Ittihad through Mohamed Salah, and the Egyptian international took advantage of a break from his colleague Diogo Jota to score his 23rd goal this season in all competitions.
City fans were heard singing offensive songs about Liverpool during their clash on Saturday
Pep Guardiola’s side eventually prevailed 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium to keep their title alive
Although the first half saw frequent changes in momentum between the two sides, the visitors eventually only lasted ten minutes, with Julián Alvarez, in place of the injured Erling Haaland, scoring the home side’s equalizer on 27 minutes.
Although the first half saw frequent shifts in momentum between the sides, the Premier League champions struggled to control the game after the break.
Kevin De Bruyne put City ahead just a minute into the second half, before Ilkay Gundogan added a third for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Then Jack Grealish capped off an exceptional individual performance with the goal to give City a 4-1 lead and secure three vital points in their race to catch Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.