Cautious Liverpool Reiterate Stand on Racism Prior to Spurs Battle

Image result for divock origiLiverpool have come out yet again to assert their position on racism ahead of their league match against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Reds have taken to social media with a poster explaining how they’re against any forms of racism against their players or players of their opponents.

“There is #NoRoomForRacism in our club, in our ground, in our stands, anywhere,” They wrote.

This is following a recent ‘racist’ banner against their forward Divock Origi which was displayed by a section of fans at Cristal Arena where they played against Genk in a Champions League Group Stage match.

Liverpool later condemned the incident and promised to take action to whoever was behind such an abusive act.

“This is completely unacceptable. Liverpool Football Club condemns the offensive banner displayed in our section of the ground, prior to kick-off.

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“We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium team in Genk to identify those responsible. Any subsequent action will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process,” a club statement said.

On Thursday, Merseyside Police said Belgian police had launched an investigation into the banner.

A statement said: “We can confirm Merseyside Police officers, assisting local police, removed a banner in the Liverpool supporters’ section.

“We worked with Liverpool FC and the local authorities to identify the person responsible, and the local police in Belgium are now conducting an investigation.”

If Uefa deems the banner to have been racist and charges Liverpool, the club could face a partial stadium closure at Anfield.

Levski Sofia were ordered to close 3,000 seats at their stadium after their fans displayed a racist banner in a Europa League match earlier this season.

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