Shrewsbury ‘disgusted’ after footage shows fans chanting ‘f*** the 96’ about Hillsborough


Shrewsbury ‘disgusted and appalled’ after social media footage shows fans chanting ‘f*** the 96’ about Hillsborough and the death of Liverpool fans around their FA Cup tie at Anfield on Sunday

  • Shrewsbury have hit out at a video showing fans chanting about Hillsborough
  • Shrewsbury player Harry Burgoyne also spoke out about it on his Twitter page
  • Liverpool defeated Shrewsbury 4-1 in the FA Cup tie at Anfield on Sunday 


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Shrewsbury have condemned the alleged actions of some of their supporters by stating the club is ‘disgusted and appalled’ by ‘vile and offensive’ chanting at Liverpool on Sunday.

Videos have emerged on social media appearing to show a group of Town fans chanting ‘f*** the 96’ – a song about the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and the Liverpool supporters who died.

The League One club said in a statement: ‘Shrewsbury Town Football Club is disgusted and appalled to see and hear the reports on social media about the vile and offensive chanting and behaviour of a very small minority of our ‘supporters’.

A video emerged of Shrewsbury fans singing about Hillsborough outside of Anfield

A video emerged of Shrewsbury fans singing about Hillsborough outside of Anfield

A video emerged of Shrewsbury fans singing about Hillsborough outside of Anfield

Shrewsbury have spoken about criticising the video and the behaviour of their supporters

Shrewsbury have spoken about criticising the video and the behaviour of their supporters

Shrewsbury have spoken about criticising the video and the behaviour of their supporters

‘These people do not represent our club in any way shape or form and we are liaising with West Mercia Police to try and identify those responsible who will in turn liaise with Merseyside Police.

‘If any supporters have any information that might assist us in identifying those responsible, they can contact the club confidentially and we will use the information as part of our investigations with the police authorities.’

Harry Burgoyne, an unused Shrewsbury substitute in the game, also criticised the actions.

Shrewsbury's Harry Burgoyne took to Twitter to speak out against the actions of the fans

Shrewsbury's Harry Burgoyne took to Twitter to speak out against the actions of the fans

Shrewsbury’s Harry Burgoyne took to Twitter to speak out against the actions of the fans

Shrewsbury lost 4-1 against Liverpool on Sunday - midfielder Fabinho scored two goals

Shrewsbury lost 4-1 against Liverpool on Sunday - midfielder Fabinho scored two goals

Shrewsbury lost 4-1 against Liverpool on Sunday – midfielder Fabinho scored two goals

He said on Twitter: ‘As for these shrewsbury fans! Should be ashamed of yourselves. Liverpool showed nothing but respect today. Shocking absolutley shocking! Out them and ban them for life!’

Shrewsbury were beaten 4-1 at Anfield as Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

They took a shock lead in the 27th minute through Daniel Udoh before Jurgen Klopp’s side rallied with goals from Kaide Gordon, two from Fabinho and a Roberto Firmino back-heel. 

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