Man United fans accused of chanting Hillsborough slurs at Liverpool during first-ever WSL clash

12:46pm, Sun 29 Sep 2019
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The Football Association has been alerted to alleged offensive chants by Manchester United fans as their team hosted the first-ever WSL clash with Liverpool.

The home side's supporters were accused of making references to the Hillsborough tragedy by chanting “always the victims, it’s never your fault”, as well as directing "rats and robbers" insults at the travelling fans. 

Liverpool manager Vicky Jepson said afterwards: "They’re notorious for their chanting but it didn’t bother me. My players and my staff were ready for that, so when they were shouting my name and shouting stuff I just smiled."

Around 2,800 fans were at Leigh Sports Village for the game in which United ran out 2-0 winners.

They secured the points after Lauren James put them ahead in the 71st minute, with the second coming in extra time from the penalty spot, tucked away by the captain Katie Zelem.

A spokesperson for Manchester United said: "We have been made aware of reports in the media of inappropriate chanting at yesterday’s game and as a club will be looking into it.” 

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