A banner brought out by fans attending the friendly match drew ire from Liverpool and Manchester United fansLiverpool 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.
Collymore who had been following the Reds' tour in Thailand tweeted his thoughts on the incident as well.
As for disrespectful banners, idiots whoever they ''support''. Glorifying death is never clever, just plain stupid.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 28, 2013
Munich, Hillsborough, Shankly etc etc. If you make banners or sing songs about them, you're a wanker. End of.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 28, 2013