posted on Sep, 19 2004 @ 12:35 PM
Manchester United's official website ManchesterUtd.com could face a police investigation after posting how to say sick Liverpool taunts in Spanish,
specifically aimed at the new Spanish players and manager. This is seen as extremely irresponsible especially in the face of relationships between
the two sets of fans being tense at the best of times, and there has often been violence after games.
The article appears on the club's official website under the section Fanzone and is billed as "Fanzone presents 'Spanish Scouse-Baiting' as
Benitez's Hispanic Liverpool visit Old Trafford".
The article then goes on to explain the Spanish translations for some of the sickest chants directed at Liverpool supporters over the years -
including "Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the Scousers on the top", "You find a dead rat and you think it's a treat, in your Liverpool slums"
and "Feed the Scousers. Let them know it's Christmas time."
Alongside each English chant and Spanish translation is a picture of Rafael Benitez, Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia and Josemi - implying that it is these
four who should be targeted with abuse on Monday night.
Rest of article here
This just goes to show how low the Manchester United crowd will go to stir up a bit of publicity and actually encourage hatred, it is very unlikely
you would see anything like this pop up on any of the other Premiership teams official
sites. For singling out the Spanish players and staff
this almost borders on racism, and to actually hurl abuse at the people of Liverpool shows how ignorant these people really are when you consider they
now have a player from Liverpool in the form of Wayne Rooney. This is just very silly and dangerous indeed.
[Edited on 19/9/04 by John Nada]