Liverpool v Manchester United youth tie marred by Hillsborough abuse
Monday 14 March 2011
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has branded the Manchester United fans who sang vile chants about the Hillsborough and Heysel disasters at yesterday's Youth Cup tie at Anfield as "disgusting".
Three United fans were arrested and six ejected from the ground during the match, which the visitors won 3-2 from 2-0 down with both sides having a pair of players sent off.
"I have never seen anything like that before at a youth game and I never want to see anything like it again. It was disgusting," said Aldridge, who was in the team at Hillsborough when 96 Liverpool fans died in 1989.
"You get used to banter from United fans when they come to Anfield but to hear those songs about Heysel and Hillsborough was just horrible.
Aldridge added in the Liverpool Echo: "The level of abuse was absolutely sickening.
"There was evidently a group who had just come to cause problems and I felt sorry for the families in the Manchester United end who just wanted to watch a game of football."
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