FA condemns ‘abhorrent’ chants about Hillsborough at Liverpool games | Hillsborough disaster

The Football Association has expressed concern in a forcefully worded statement about the rise in frequency of offensive chanting about the Hillsborough disaster, calling the latest incidents “abhorrent” and strongly condemning “these terrible chants”.

The FA considers chants about the disaster to be deeply inappropriate and offensive, but is prevented from sanctioning clubs over them because it only has jurisdiction under its rules to act on discriminatory chanting. However, the governing body says it supports efforts to stamp out the behaviour.

The Labour MP Ian Byrne, a survivor…

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