Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Call for Fans to Show Respect

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Call for Fans to Show Respect

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THE eyes of the football world will be on Anfield on Monday and Jose Mourinho has echoed the call for both sets of fans to show respect.

Around 700m viewers in 200 different countries will tune into the big Premier League showdown.

The fixture has a history of distasteful baiting over the tragedies both clubs have suffered at Munich and Hillsborough.

United lost eight players and members of staff in the 1958 air crash in Germany while 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives at the Sheffield venue in 1989. But Mourinho has pleaded for the fans to cut out the negative chants.

"In football we have some football tragedies, if you can speak of them like that, which is the big match we lost, some mistake a player did and you can make fun of that in some way," said Mourinho. …

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