- Luton earned an excellent 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Kenilworth Street on Sunday
- Nevertheless, the conflict was marred by tragedy chanting in direction of Reds supporters
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Luton City boss Rob Edwards has apologised for the tragedy chants that had been geared toward Liverpool followers throughout their conflict final week.
The Hatters picked up a formidable level in opposition to the Reds on Sunday, drawing 1-1, however the recreation was marred by unsavoury songs from the Kenilworth Street crowd.
Chants of ‘at all times the victims, it is by no means your fault’ – a track that refers again to the Hillsborough Catastrophe in 1989 and the Heysel Stadium Catastrophe 4 years earlier – may very well be heard throughout the recreation, with co-commentator Jamie Carragher calling it out stay on air.
And Edwards, talking forward of Luton’s journey to Previous Trafford to tackle Man United on Saturday, hit out on the songs and joined the membership in expressing his regret.
‘An announcement has gone out from the soccer membership and I wish to apologise as nicely,’ Edwards mentioned.
Luton boss Rob Edwards has apologised for tragedy chants that had been geared toward Liverpool followers
The 2 sides performed out a 1-1 draw, however the recreation was marred by the the unsavoury chanting
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‘We do not condone that, after all, and there is an investigation happening in the meanwhile.’
Luton launched the aforementioned assertion on Monday, the place they ‘wholeheartedly apologised to anybody offended by the chants’, earlier than they added that they had been ‘extraordinarily upset’.
Nevertheless, the membership acquired criticism after they claimed it was solely ‘a small variety of supporters’ who had taken half within the chanting.
Bedfordshire Police have additionally bought concerned in investigating the chanting after Liverpool contacted Luton on Monday to query their response within the quick aftermath of their conflict.
And Edwards known as on Hatters supporters to again their aspect at Previous Trafford, however to do it with dignity.
He added: ‘When it comes to a message to our supporters, exit tomorrow, we wish them to carry the noise – however let’s be good and be respectful.
‘Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral is on Monday as nicely, so we go to Previous Trafford at an vital time.’
In the meantime, the Premier League insisted they had been ‘appalled’ by the chanting, whereas the FA mentioned they ‘strongly condemned’ it.
In an announcement earlier this week, the highest flight had mentioned: ‘The Premier League strongly condemns all types of soccer tragedy abuse and was appalled by the chanting heard at Sunday’s match between Luton City FC and Liverpool FC.
‘We, alongside golf equipment, The FA and EFL, proceed to deal with offensive tragedy-related chanting, gesturing and displaying of abusive messages as an unacceptable challenge and are dedicated to working collectively to deal with it as a precedence.
Edwards known as on Hatters followers to ‘carry the noise, however do it with respect’ in opposition to Man United
Luton had put in a particularly spectacular efficiency in opposition to Liverpool to safe a draw
‘New powerful measures had been launched initially of this season, which imply people who find themselves discovered to have dedicated offences face stadium bans and potential legal prosecution.
‘Soccer tragedy abuse causes important misery to the victims’ households and different soccer supporters.
‘As a part of the bundle of measures introduced initially of the season, the Premier League will launch training sources to assist kids perceive the harm and impression of adverse behaviour akin to tragedy-related abuse.’
The draw in opposition to Liverpool ensured Luton moved out of the relegation zone on purpose distinction and they’ll hope to again that up in opposition to eighth-place Man United this afternoon.
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