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The visiting supporters repeatedly taunted their counterparts about the Hillsborough and Heysel stadium disasters during the Europa League tie on Merseyside on Thursday

Manchester United supporters left a stain on their club’s first-ever continental meeting with Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night by repeatedly chanting about the Hillsborough and Heysel stadium disasters.

The songs did not stem from a small minority in the away end, with the taunts very clearly audible inside the stadium and drawing boos from the home crowd.

Liverpool fans sang a chorus of "Fergie’s right, your fans are sh*te", to which the United section responded: "The Sun was right, you’re murderers."
The chant is a reference to the infamous - and inaccurate - front-page story in The Sun claiming Liverpool supporters were responsible for the Hillsborough disaster.

It was followed by a string of other unacceptable songs about the Hillsborough and Heysel tragedies.

The chants are the latest episode in a long line of what Liverpool fans' website The Anfield Wrap termed "terrace tragedy tennis" between the fanbases of English football’s greatest rivals.