Bans follow video footage of fan chants about Hillsborough
Club says behaviour brought ‘our good name into disrepute’
Shrewsbury have banned two people from all games for a total of eight years following events surrounding their FA Cup match with Liverpool earlier this month.
Video clips emerged after the third-round tie at Anfield on 9 January appearing to show some Shrewsbury supporters singing a song about the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, in which 97 Liverpool supporters died.
The Shrewsbury goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne tweeted his condemnation of the fans after Liverpool’s 4-1 victory and called for them to be identified and banned. The League One club issued a statement a day later saying they were “disgusted and appalled” to see and hear the reports on social media and were liaising with police to identify the offenders.
In a new statement on Tuesday, Shrewsbury said: “As part of the ongoing investigation into incidents at the Liverpool Emirates FA Cup tie, Shrewsbury Town has today banned two individuals from attending future games for a total of eight years.
“As a club we do not condone and will not tolerate any behaviour that breaches our supporter code of conduct and brings our good name into disrepute.”