Liverpool vs Shrewsbury: Group of Shrews fans condemned after reports of ‘vile’ chants about Hillsborough disaster | Football News

Shrewsbury Town condemned a small number of fans for allegedly singing “vile and offensive” chants in Liverpool on Sunday.

Videos have surfaced on social media showing a group of Town fans singing a song about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster that claimed 97 Liverpool fans dead.

Shrewsbury, who was beaten 4-1 in the FA Cup third round at Anfield, is investigating to help police identify those involved.

The League One club said in a statement: “Shrewsbury Town Football Club is disgusted and horrified to see and hear reports on social media of vile and offensive chants and the behavior of a very small minority of our ‘fans’ yesterday.

“These people do not represent our club in any way and we are working with West Mercia police to try to identify those responsible who will in turn connect with the Merseyside police.

“If any fans have information that could help us identify the perpetrators, they can contact the club confidentially and we will use the information as part of our investigations with the police authorities.”

“Band them for life”

Shrewsbury goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne was appalled by the alleged chants and demanded that action be taken against those involved.

In a post on social media, responding to the video in circulation, Burgoyne wrote: “As for these Shrewsbury fans!

“You should be ashamed of yourself. Liverpool showed nothing but respect today. Shocking, absolutely shocking! Eliminate them and banish them for life!”

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