Luton Town to be investigated for Tragedy Chanting
The ugly side of football was once again on show at the weekend, as Luton's fans repeatedly sang songs about the Hillsborough Tragedy
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Once again Liverpool and its fans have been the subject of vile chants, this time from Luton Town fans, who sang about Hillsborough during Sundays match at Kenilworth Road.
Once again, I am sadly writting about a game of football being overshadowed, by the shameful actions of a small section of supporters.
Sunday's match between Luton and Liverpool, was the first such meeting for nearly 17 years, and whilst for most of the fans in the stadium it was an occassion to celebrate, for a few idiots, it was a reason to 'Tradegy Chant'.
Now before I go on, I have to acknowledge the fact that Liverpool fans are not blameless in this situation. Sadly, during recent matches against Man United, a small section of Liverpool fans have chanted about the Munich Air Disaster. These so called Liverpool 'fans' are also idiots.
Very few people, would deem it acceptable, to walk up to someone in the street and start taunting and mocking them for the loss of a loved one. Yet this is what 'Tradegy Chanting' is. So what is it about stepping inside a football stadium, that makes some people forget the normal social rules and etiquette?
The FA has said it will launch an investigation into the allegations, as have the Police, with Luton Town saying it will ban any fans found to have deliberately taken part in the chanting. A statement from Luton reads,
"The club condemns any kind of chanting that knowingly seeks to divide, and our safety and security team launched an internal investigation at the earliest opportunity.
What has quickly become evident is that a number of people may have taken part without knowledge that the words used were in relation to the Hillsborough and Heysel tragedies, and we see the route to persuading supporters not to repeat these chants in future is through communication and education.
On this basis we are reviewing CCTV and media footage from the match, and will speak to witnesses to identify individuals who may have taken part. Any perpetrators could face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecutions.
On behalf of all at Luton Town, we would like to wholeheartedly apologise to anyone offended by the chants heard during yesterday's match, and will continue to work with supporter groups to educate fans on chants that are classed as tragedy abuse by football authorities, the police and CPS."
Furthermore, the Premier League released a statement saying,
"We continue to treat this as an unacceptable issue and are committed to addressing it as a priority. Those found guilty of tragedy-related abuse face an automatic club ban and will be referred to the police."
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