However, incidents after Sunday’s Premier League match suggested some supporters had still to get the message. This was Liverpool’s first home fixture since an independent report absolved their supporters of blame for the deaths of 96 of their fellow fans during a 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground. United were largely well-behaved save one brief chant of “Where’s your Munich song?”
Supporters form mosaics spelling out “Justice” before Sunday’s EPL match between Liverpool and Man Utd at Anfield. Pic/AFP
But after the final whistle, when most Liverpool fans had left the ground, a few home supporters ran across the main stand near to where United followers remained on police orders and started making airplane signals.
This was in relation to the 1958 Munich air disaster, which killed 21 people including eight United players, the famed “Busby Babes”.
Some United fans then responded instantly with chants of “Always the Victims” and “Murderers”.