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A banner brought out by fans attending the friendly match drew ire from Liverpool and Manchester United fans

Liverpool stormed to a 3-0 victory over Thailand on Sunday night with goals from Coutinho, Iago Aspas and Steven Gerrard. The Anfield side's pre-season visit brought out a roaring reception from the locals with even a custom Tuk Tuk designed for the Reds.

But a small group of fans attending the match grabbed the headlines for the wrong reason, even inciting a response from former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore.

The group of Thai Liverpool fans were seen carrying a banner insulting former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and referencing the 1958 Munich disaster that befell the club.


"Alex Ferguson out working. Go to the hell (sic). 20=โกง (20 titles from cheating). Munich, 58," read the banner.

Reactions from Thai Liverpool fans was swift with noted journalist Sorrayuth Sutatsanajinda, who was quick to condemn the action and post an apology on his Instagram.
 
"I have to apologise to Manchester United and their fans for the unsavoury thing that some Liverpool fans did in Rajamangala National Stadium. Especially the banner that referenced the tragedy in Munich, 1958. Football fans must not do things like that. I believe that all Liverpool fans must regret their action."

Collymore who had been following the Reds' tour in Thailand tweeted his thoughts on the incident as well.

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