UEFA to research Man U . s . for Illicit Chanting During Liverpool Tie
Manchester U . s . will face a UEFA analysis following a “illicit chanting” that happened throughout their Europa League tie with Liverpool earlier this year.
UEFA opted against sanctioning U . s . following a first leg from the last-16 clash at Anfield, regardless of the club admonishing their very own supporters following a portion of the away following was heard singing songs referring to the Hillsborough and Heysel stadium disasters.
European football’s governing body did, however, charge both clubs following last Thursday’s fractious second leg at Old Trafford.
It billed U . s . for crowd disturbances, the tossing of objects and stairways being blocked, and Liverpool for illicit chants, leaving fireworks, tossing of objects, crowd disturbances and coming late for kickoff.
And, when contacted by Omnisport on Wednesday, UEFA confirmed its intention also to investigate U . s . for that “illicit chanting” heard both in games.
An announcement read: “UEFA has lately been informed about several reports concerning alleged illicit chanting around the occasion from the UEFA Europa League ties between Liverpool FC and Manchester U . s . FC of 10 and 17 March 2016.
“Consequently, a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector made the decision to research further and gather potential evidence. The 2 clubs have thus been requested to supply statements concerning the alleged occurrences within ten days.Inch
Single-1 draw at Old Trafford gave Liverpool a 3-1 aggregate victory along with a place within the last eight, where it’ll face Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund.