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Liverpool criticises its fans for ‘unacceptable’ celebrations amid COVID-19 crisis

Fans have a good time Liverpool successful the championship title of the English Premier League following Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City, exterior Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on June 25, 2020. — AFP/Files

LONDON: Liverpool on Saturday criticised a few of its personal fans for “wholly unacceptable” behaviour after they crowded components of town to have a good time the crew’s first championship in 30 years.

In a joint assertion with Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council, the membership condemned supporters who ignored coronavirus social distance steering to collect on the Pier Head waterfront.

“Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable,” learn the assertion.

“The potential danger of a second peak of COVID-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved as a region during lockdown.”

Liverpool’s mayor, Joe Anderson, additionally condemned the scenes, claiming on Twitter that they had introduced a “negative focus” on town.

Social media photographs confirmed a firework hitting the Liver Bird constructing, one of many metropolis’s most well-known landmarks, throughout a second evening of celebrations on Friday.

Vast quantities of garbage have been cleared by the council on Saturday morning.

Liverpool secured the English Premier League title on Thursday evening after their solely rivals, Manchester City, misplaced 2-1 to Chelsea, which means Liverpool couldn’t be caught.

Prior to the title being received, police and native authorities had warned fans to not collect due to the concern of additional spreading the coronavirus.

Police had urged fans to have a good time solely with relations as they claimed Liverpool had been “disproportionately affected” by Covid-19.

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