‘Education is wasted on morons’ – Simon Jordan backs immediate withdrawal of fans singing at Liverpool over Hillsborough stadium disaster


Educating fans who sing in Liverpool about the Hillsborough disaster is a waste of time and they should simply be banned, believes Simon Jordan.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola recently apologized for the away team’s apparent chanting during a Premier League game in October, but worryingly, that wasn’t the only event.

The Hillsborough disaster is the darkest day in Liverpool Football Club history
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'Education is wasted on morons' - Simon Jordan backs immediate withdrawal of fans singing at Liverpool over Hillsborough stadium disaster
But sadly survivors and families have to endure chants and boos, like in Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Manchester City last season.

Toilet doors had been covered in smears of lives lost outside Anfield, while there were several reports of hateful chants over the death of 97 Liverpool fans in a crash at Hillsborough stadium in 1989.

Liverpool issued a statement after the match condemning the “despicable chants” and their concern for the survivors and bereaved families of the tragedy.

Unfortunately, things did not improve, and on November 2 the Football Association joined in the condemnationexpressing concern over “the rise of hate chants” in a statement.

“We are very concerned about the rise in hate chanting at stadiums linked to the Hillsborough disaster and other football-related tragedies,” an FA spokesperson said.

“These chants are highly offensive and deeply upset the families, friends and communities who have been affected by these devastating events, and we strongly condemn this behavior. We support clubs and supporters who try to eliminate this behavior from our game.

“We also support the great work of survivor groups who are engaging with football stakeholders to help educate people about the harmful and lasting effects these terrible chants can have.”


'Education is wasted on morons' - Simon Jordan backs immediate withdrawal of fans singing at Liverpool over Hillsborough stadium disaster
The FA and Liverpool both had to speak out
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For talkSPORT host and former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, education is not enough for people who choose to weaponize tragedy, and he backed them to be kicked off the pitch.

“It’s like the expression ‘youth is wasted by young people’, education is wasted by morons,” he explained.

“If you think singing about the death of someone in a football stadium is something that can be used as a joke or trying to cheer on your team during a football game by attacking opposing fans, then you don’t are not worthy of this moment.

“It’s about consequences, it’s about football tackling the problem.

'Education is wasted on morons' - Simon Jordan backs immediate withdrawal of fans singing at Liverpool over Hillsborough stadium disaster
Jordan says it’s a waste of time trying to educate morons

“I don’t think the Premier League has the competence to do much other than say it’s not very nice and we have to find a solution, but at the end of the day the solution lies in tolerance for the inside a soccer stadium.

“You’re not going to be able to have the thought police, it’s not Winston Smith and Big Brother, it’s someone walking into a football stadium and you don’t know what they’re going to do and why it is going to do it and then you can only react to it being done.

“Surely it falls to some degree on stewarding, which is the responsibility of the home club to say ‘we don’t have any of that’ and start getting people out.”




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