At a press conference at Salford Lads Club today, a group of Manchester United supporters refused to promise to be on their best behaviour at Anfield, as Sunday's clash between the bitter rivals looms ever closer.
The rebuff comes amid press concerns that hot on the heels of the total vindication of Liverpool fans actions at the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989, Manchester United fans may demonstrate the darker side of football fandom, by taunting their rivals with offensive and hurtful chanting.
One of the United fans said that the Liverpool mob have been taunting United fans for decades over the Munich Air Disaster in 1958, and admitted that United supporters had accused their rivals of being 'Murderers' over the Hysel riot at the 1985 European Cup Final, but insisted that the vast majority of United fans were deeply sympathetic towards the 'Justice For The 96' campaign.
Another went on to say that if United fans are subjected to abuse at Anfield, that there can be no guarantees that they won't respond.
"We'll try to do the right thing," one said. "But if they start doing aeroplane impressions and singing 'Munich 58' again, I think you can safely say that our lads will retaliate in kind. Whatever happens, don't expect a fucking love-in."
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