Carragher slams tragedy chants from Luton fans live on TV in Liverpool draw
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has called out fans at Kenilworth Road who were heard mocking the Hillsborough disaster.
During Liverpool's dramatic 1-1 draw against Luton, supporters at Kenilworth Road sang chants about the tragic events that led to 97 people losing their lives during the Reds FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest back in 1989.
Over the years, opposition fans of the teams Liverpool have faced have on occasion utilised the Hillsborough disaster as a means of mocking Reds supporters, something which Carragher, who spent his entire career at Anfield, knows all too well.
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Speaking live on Sky Sports during the Reds clash against Luton, Carragher said: "At the start of the season I was involved in something about tragedy chanting and supporters coming together. I have just heard something a couple of times in this game. Supporters have got to have rivalry but we are better than that.
"A lot of clubs have been guilty of that over the years but football fans are better than that." Prior to the start of the 2023/24 season, the Premier League made it clear they would be introducing "a series of new measures to address the unacceptable rise in anti-social behaviour involving football tragedy-related chanting".
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The statement read: "Premier League clubs unanimously agreed at the Annual General Meeting today to a series of new measures to address the unacceptable rise in anti-social behaviour involving football tragedy-related chanting, gesturing, graffiti, online abuse and other behaviours last season.
"The measures are the output of a cross-football working group which was set up in December to explore available options to challenge the normalisation of such distasteful behaviours and incidents. The issues have continued to cause significant distress to the victims’ families, survivors and affected club supporters, in addition to damaging the reputation of the clubs involved and football in England and Wales. The action will focus on criminal prosecution, the regulatory environment, enforcement, online abuse, education and communications."
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