Chants of sick Manchester United and Leeds yobs branded disgusting

22 September 2011 09:27
Manchester United and Leeds fans who sullied the names of the victims of Munich and Istanbul have been branded disgusting and deplorable as West Yorkshire Police opened an investigation into a night of shame at Elland Road. [LNB]Tuesday night's Carling Cup match between the clubs was marred by United fans singing songs about Leeds fans stabbed to death in Turkey 11 years ago. [LNB] Tragedy: The Munich air disaster of 1958, where 23 people died[LNB]Leeds fans dragged their club's name through the gutter by chanting about the 1958 Munich disaster. [LNB]Malcolm Clarke, of the Football Supporters' Federation, said: 'This crosses the line. It's not acceptable for supporters to celebrate or mock the death of another supporter.[LNB] Trouble: Manchester United fans set off a flare inside the stadium at Elland Road on Tuesday night[LNB] 'Banners or songs or chants, it's all the same. It's all disgusting stuff. I am sure the vast majority of fans of both clubs would agree with this.' [LNB]Police in Yorkshire confirmed they are investigating events in and around Elland Road.[LNB] Tragedy: Tributes to the two Leeds fans who died in Istanbul 11 years ago[LNB] Fans as young as 15 fought outside before kick-off and 21 arrests were made. [LNB]Ray Fell, of the Leeds Supporters' Trust, said: 'One set of fans singing about airplanes and another singing about people dying in Istanbul. I find it deplorable. There is no room for these people in our game. People have suffered on both sides of the Pennines and this will bring everything back.'[LNB] Elland Road mocking: What the people who matter say about the disgraceful chantingLanguage of hate is a blight on our beautiful gameUnited fans urged to shop the thugs whose vile songs shamed the clubAll the latest Manchester United FC news, features and opinion[LNB] [LNB]

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