United condemns tasteless chants about Liverpool

Manchester United has condemned the tasteless chant from a small

section of fans about fierce rival Liverpool during the Premier

League match against Wigan.

Early in United’s 4-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday, some home

fans sang ”always the victims” and ”it’s never your fault.”

The taunts came a day after United manager Alex Ferguson urged

supporters of both teams to stop the chants that mock the tragedies

of Hillsborough and Munich, the darkest episodes in the clubs’

histories.

United released a statement saying the club ”deplores” the

chant and that ”the manager has made the club’s position very

clear on this matter.”

It was unclear whether Saturday’s chant was in reference to the

Hillsborough disaster in 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans were

killed. Documents were released Wednesday revealing new evidence

about the tragedy.

Seven United players were among the 21 killed in an air crash in

Munich in 1958.