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FA investigating Hillsborough tragedy chants in Luton vs Liverpool clash

The Football Association (FA) have launched an investigation into the Hillsborough tragedy chants heard during the Premier League clash between Luton Town and Liverpool.

The FA have released a statement (via the Mirror) condemning the chants reportedly heard from the Luton supporters stand at Kenilworth Road on Sunday.

The chants, indirectly referencing the Hillsborough disaster, were heard during the second half of the 1-1 draw and have now received strong criticism from the FA.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher condemned fans involved and was backed by manager Jurgen Klopp, who admitted he did not hear the chants himself.

The FA voiced its condemnation in a statement and said it was seeking more information from the relegation-threatened Luton and the police.

The statement read: “We are aware of the tragedy chanting during yesterday’s Premier League fixture between Luton Town and Liverpool, and we are seeking further observations from Luton Town and further detail from the police.

“We strongly condemn chanting of this nature and will continue to work closely with our stakeholders across the game, including the clubs, leagues, fan groups and the relevant authorities to proactively address the issue.”

Carragher, who spent his entire professional career at Liverpool, said on commentary: “At the start of the season, I was involved in something about tragedy chanting and supporters coming together. 

“I have just heard something a couple of times in this game. Supporters have got to have rivalry but we are better than that. 

“A lot of clubs have been guilty of that over the years, but football fans are better than that.”

Liverpool earned a point courtesy of a last-minute strike from Luis Diaz, who came to his side’s rescue in dramatic fashion, cancelling out Tahith Chong’s 80th-minute opener for Luton.

Klopp’s side were expected to steamroll the newly promoted Hatters but were made to work extremely hard to leave Bedfordshire with a point, failing to effectively capitalise on the slip-up from Arsenal.

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