Friday, September 14, 2012
''IT IS ENOUGH''! FERGUSON URGES LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER UNITED FANS TO END HOSTILITY
Sir Alex Ferguson has called for an end to the hostility between Manchester United and Liverpool.
The north west giants have a long history and a bitter rivalry both on and off the pitch.
But following the release of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report - which cleared Liverpool supporters of any blame in the 1989 tragedy in which 96 supporters died - Ferguson is keen for a better relationship and more friendly rivalry to develop.
'We are two great clubs, ourselves and Liverpool,' said Ferguson, ahead of Saturday's clash with Wigan. 'We should understand each other's problems. Maybe a line will be drawn in the sand in terms of their behaviour towards each other.'
Following Wednesday's revelations, Liverpool boss Rodgers added his own sentiments to those of Sir Matt Busby’s son, Sandy, and Reds legend Robbie Fowler, who condemned songs about Hillsborough and Munich.
It was also revealed that Liverpool and Sunderland players will wear black armbands at the Stadium of Light on Saturday in memory of the 96 Hillsborough victims.