The bitter rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United marred an FA Youth Cup game at Liverpool's Anfield stadium when away fans chanted songs about the Hillsborough and Heysel disasters. Three
fans were arrested and six Man United fans were ejected from the stadium.
Man United officials said they were appalled by the conduct of some fans and vowed to take severe action if anyone involved can be identified. "Singing songs about the Hillsborough and Heysel tragedies is disgraceful. We will deal harshly with anyone brought to our attention," said a United spokesman.
John Aldridge, who played for Liverpool in 1989 when 96 fans lost their lives after going to watch an FA Cup semifinal at Hillsborough, was among a crowd of more than 10,000 and said, "I have never seen anything like that before at a youth game and I never want to see anything like it again. It was disgusting. You get used to banter from United fans when they come to Anfield but to hear those songs about Heysel and Hillsborough was just horrible. The level of abuse was absolutely sickening."
Each team had two players red-carded as United won, 3-2.