• Arsenal welcome move and condemn ‘abhorrent behaviour’
  • Liverpool have repeatedly called for end to Hillsborough chants

Arsenal have welcomed the three-year banning orders handed out to three of their fans who pleaded guilty to tragedy-related abuse during an FA Cup match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on 7 January.

“We strongly condemn this abhorrent behaviour,” Arsenal said in a statement. “We have worked closely with the police to ensure swift action was taken and we welcome the football banning orders handed out. We have a zero-tolerance approach to tragedy chanting and will always ensure strong action is taken against those found guilty of such behaviour.”

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