‘Should be ashamed of yourselves’: Shrewsbury keeper Harry Burgoyne slams his own fans after small group were allegedly filmed singing ‘f*** the 96’ ahead of FA Cup tie with Liverpool… as he calls for League Two club to ‘out them and ban them’
- Liverpool fought back to secure a 4-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup
- A video emerged of travelling supporters allegedly chanting ‘f*** the 96’
- The taunts reference the Hillsborough disaster which saw 97 fans lose their lives
- Shrewsbury goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne took to Twitter to slam these supporters
Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne has slammed some of his own fans and called for them to be banned after their FA Cup tie against Liverpool for alleged Hillsborough chants.
The League One side suffered a 4-1 defeat to the Reds in their third round clash on Sunday.
Following the game, a video emerged on social media appearing to show Shrewsbury fans in Liverpool city centre, allegedly chanting in reference to the Hillsborough disaster.
The video was posted to Twitter which showed a small group of Salop supporters chanting ‘f*** the 96’ prior to the game.
The vile taunts relate to the 1989 disaster which saw 96 Liverpool fans – now 97 after a coroner ruled that Andrew Devine was unlawfully killed making him the 97th victim last year – tragically lose their lives.
In response to the clip, Burgoyne, who was on the bench as Shrewsbury lost to the Premier League side, took to Twitter to call out those fans who allegedly took part in the chants.
Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne (pictures) has slammed some of his own fans after their FA Cup tie against Liverpool on Sunday
Shrewsbury goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne was quick to react on Twitter, slamming the fans
‘As for these Shrewsbury fans! Should be ashamed of yourselves,’ wrote Burgoyne.
‘Liverpool showed nothing but respect today. Shocking absolutely shocking! Out them and ban them for life!’
A Shrewsbury fan account also condemned the chants, adding: ‘Have a word. If this is your mate… tell them to f*** off to Telford’.
The Shrews had taken a shock lead at Anfield through Daniel Udoh but the Covid-ravaged Reds fought back to crush the visitors’ FA Cup dreams.
Burgoyne reacted after the Shrews suffered a 4-1 defeat to the Reds in the third round
Daniel Udoh opened the scoring for the plucky visitors by getting in front of Ibrahima Konate
The Reds however were back level within minutes after youngster Kaide Gordon tucked home
17-year-old Kaide Gordon became the second-youngest scorer in Liverpool’s history as he found the equaliser.
Fabinho bagged the first of his brace from the spot one minute from the break before adding his second in the 90th minute after Roberto Firmino found the goal with a little backheel.
Jurgen Klopp’s side now face Cardiff City in the fourth round after the Championship side saw off Preston North End.