Liverpool supporters boo the national anthem AGAIN ahead of the Community Shield

Liverpool supporters boo the national anthem AGAIN ahead of the Community Shield

Twitter came alive on Saturday after Liverpool fans once again booed the national anthem ahead of their Community Shield 3-1 win over Manchester City.

The traditional rendition of 'God Save the Queen' was drowned out by jeers and followed with a chant of 'F*** the Tories' from the Liverpool end.

It follows a similar reaction ahead of last season's FA Cup final, when fans booed as Prince William met the Chelsea and Liverpool players on the pitch.

And those on Twitter were quick to call out Liverpool fans who were involved in the booing again.

'Liverpool fan here. Quite honestly it's a disgrace to boo your own national anthem,' tweeted one fan.

'Don't sing it if you don't want. But don't disrespect it. This crap is why we take so much stick off everyone. You don't do us any favours.'

Another expressed similar sentiments, posting: 'Why would you even boo the national anthem Liverpool fans?!!! Disrespectful.'

Others focused on the experience for the singer of the anthem, as one fan said: 'So Liverpool players do a anti sexism ad and their fans mercilessly boo a young girl singing the anthem says it all.'

Booing the national anthem is nothing new for Liverpool fans, it has been happening since the 1980s, when it was seen as a protest against Margaret Thatcher's treatment of the city.

Reds fans' disdain for the establishment was also a result of the cover-ups that occurred in the Hillsborough disaster where 97 people were tragically killed in a crush at the stadium in Sheffield during an FA Cup semi-final match in 1989.

When fans booed at the FA Cup final earlier this year, manager Jurgen Klopp defended the Anfield faithful, saying after the game: 'They wouldn't do if there was no reason. I've not been here long enough to understand the reason for it - it's for sure something historical - and that's probably questions you can answer much better than I could ever.

'The majority of our supporters are wonderful people. Really smart, go through lows and highs. They wouldn't do it without reason.'

His comments were poorly received in Downing Street, with a spokesperson for the Prime Minister calling the boos a 'great shame' as the FA Cup was supposed to 'bring people together'.

There were some who shared Klopp's sentiments on Saturday, with one tweet reading: 'All those moaning about why Liverpool fans boo the national anthem should find out why they do.'

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