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Liverpool title celebrations has gotten out of hand

espn: Richard Masters, the chief executive of the Premier League, has said the celebrations of Liverpool supporters following the club’s title success “got out of hand,” but insisted that the gathering of thousands of fans in the city was a society issue rather than a football problem.

Although a huge gathering of Liverpool fans at Anfield last Thursday following Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea, which confirmed the club’s first title since 1990, was largely good natured, events in the city centre on Friday evening prompted widespread condemnation from city leaders and the police after the iconic Liver Building was set alight by fireworks released by crowds of supporters.

The Premier League has still to confirm when Liverpool be presented with the trophy for winning the title — an event which could prompt further celebrations.

But speaking at a governmental evidence session in front of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Tuesday, Masters said that the actions of the Liverpool fans was no different to the mass gatherings at beaches and street parties that have also happened while the UK has been under social distancing measures.

“What happened that night is regrettable,” Masters said, when asked about the events in Liverpool last Friday. “It was wrong.

“In the end, we are not in control of individuals’ actions and it is possible to celebrate with social distancing. Maybe lots of those people left their homes that night with the intention of doing very much that.

“It obviously got out of hand, in the same way we have seen gatherings on beaches, street parties and all these sort of things going on in wider society. So I see it pretty much as an extension of that — individuals have to take responsibility for their own actions.”

With several issues still to be resolved this season, including relegation and qualification for European competition, there remains the possibility of further incidents of supporters gathering in large groups before the end of this Coronavirus-affected campaign.

And Masters said the Premier League is in ongoing talks with clubs to ensure the season can be finished safely on and off the pitch.

“Obviously we are in constant dialogue with all of our clubs over these issues, constantly reminding of everyone’s responsibilities,” he said. “We know they take those responsibilities very seriously and, given Liverpool’s particularly position in the city and the sensitivity around the fact that they were so near to winning the league, I think Liverpool have played a strong part in trying to discourage the very things that have happened.

“In the end, individuals have to take responsibility for things that have happened.”

Masters, who said that “conversations have to intensify” with the EFL over the structure of next season’s Carabao Cup, also revealed that the Premier League will attempt to make plans for a worst-case scenario in the future to ensure that rules are in place should the threat of curtailment ever arise again.

“We will have to come to some sort of agreement about what model might be used going forward,” Masters said. “What we have all learned in terms of our risk register and forward planning is that we need to deal with these sorts of issues inside our rulebook.”

Source: Published by espn

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Gideon
Gideon
2 months ago

Waooo congratulations Liverpool

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
2 months ago

the fans were full of happiness, congrats to Liverpool

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
2 months ago

Lol 😂

Thompson Timothy
Thompson Timothy
2 months ago

Nice one well done

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
2 months ago

This is a serious celebration

GODWIN BUDUZHI
GODWIN BUDUZHI
2 months ago

Of course

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
2 months ago

Congrats

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
2 months ago

Congrats Liverpool

Yousuph Oguntade
Yousuph Oguntade
2 months ago

Congratulations to Liverpool

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
2 months ago

The fans were filled excitement

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
2 months ago

true. it hard to control humans

UGOCHUKW ADIELA
UGOCHUKW ADIELA
2 months ago

Congratulation

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
2 months ago

It has really gotten out of hand

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
2 months ago

It was fantastic

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
2 months ago

Congrat

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
2 months ago

Liverpool and its fans should calm down

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
2 months ago

Congrats to Liverpool

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
2 months ago

Wow, congrats Liverpool

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
2 months ago

happiness

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
2 months ago

Congratulations

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
2 months ago

The champion

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
2 months ago

Congrats Liverpool. You deserve it

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
2 months ago

Wild celebration from Liverpool.

Oyewale Emmanuel
Oyewale Emmanuel
2 months ago

they deserve it jawe

Okebowale Ayomide
Okebowale Ayomide
2 months ago

Congratulations for Liverpool

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
2 months ago

They should not forget safety rules

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
2 months ago

Celebrate but don’t forget safety

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
2 months ago

They should always have safety in mind

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
2 months ago

they really need the jubilation, it’s been long

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
2 months ago

Good one Liverpool

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
2 months ago

Its a celebration time

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
2 months ago

Congratulations to Liverpool once again

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
2 months ago

Congrats to Liverpool

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
2 months ago

Lol

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
2 months ago

celebrations deserve

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
2 months ago

Congrats Liverpool

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
2 months ago

Well done.

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
2 months ago

The joy is too much.

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
2 months ago

They deserve it

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
2 months ago

It got out of hand indeed, as it should

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
2 months ago

They are really too excited ooo
But its now too much

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
2 months ago

champions Liverpool

Nwede Kingsley
Nwede Kingsley
2 months ago

This is funny.

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
2 months ago

Congrats

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
2 months ago

Weldone

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
2 months ago

Congrats

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
1 month ago

wow

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
1 month ago

They need to follow guideline