Liverpool Condemn "Unacceptable" Behaviour Of Fans Following Wild Celebrations

Ruben Hill
June 29, 2020

With the new champions also waiting to discover if next Sunday's potential homecoming against Aston Villa might be moved to a neutral venue, the club have followed up their condemnation of Friday night's public disorder by stressing that there could be consequences for access to future games.

"The crowd largely dispersed by about 1.30am and a short time later officers were confronted by a group of people more than 100 strong who sought confrontation with the police", Roy said. "Later on in the night, 15 people were arrested for violent disorder and my officers were subjected to a number of violent confrontations".

"Those who gathered last night have potentially increased the danger of a further rise in the pandemic".

It came as Liverpool FC also condemned the behaviour of crowds of fans.

"Throughout the last week, Liverpool Football Club, Merseyside Police, Liverpool City Council and Spirit of Shankly have worked together to consistently remind people that the region is still disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and ask people to celebrate LFC's Premier League title win safely", it read.

"We can not stress enough that behaviour such as this is wholly unacceptable and those who were setting off fireworks and flares in the crowd were putting the safety of those around them at risk".

Merseyside Police said the 19-year-old from Scarisbrick, Lancashire, was being questioned after the fire, started when the firework landed on a balcony, caused damage worth £10,000 to the iconic building as fans gathered in the city centre on Friday. "We need to get through this first, and know that it is safe, before any victory parade can go ahead".

The city's mayor Joe Anderson was among the first people to call out fans for turning out by their thousands in Anfield to celebrate their side.

"Like many others, I became emotional out of frustration at what I was seeing".

"Please - celebrate - but celebrate in a safe way and in private settings, whereby we do not risk spreading this bad disease further in our community". We do not have the power to do this. "If anybody knows anyone please identify them to the Police".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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