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Liverpool Supporters Unfurl Anti-Margaret Thatcher Banners at Premier League Match [PHOTO]

liverpool thatcher banner Liverpool Supporters Unfurl Anti Margaret Thatcher Banners at Premier League Match [PHOTO]

A small group of Liverpool supporters unfurled anti-Margaret Thatcher banners at today’s Premier League at Reading’s Madejski Stadium in England.

The banners included “Ding dong, the witch is dead,” “We’re gonna have a party,” “You picked on the wrong city,” and “You didn’t care when you lied, we don’t care that you died.” The Daily Mail newspaper is reporting that Liverpool fans chanted “Let’s all do the conga, Maggie is no longer,” “Maggie’s dead, dead, dead,” and “Margaret Thatcher’s dead, and now we’re going to party.”

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on Monday aged 87. Thatcher’s role in the post Hillsborough Tragedy cover-up has been questioned by many Liverpool supporters. Plus, many of Thatcher’s government policies were viewed negatively in Liverpool after the city sunk into an economic depression in the late 70s and early 80s.

A minute’s silence was observed before the kick-off between Reading and Liverpool in observance of the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. There was no minute’s silence for the death of Thatcher.

What are your views regarding the small group of Liverpool supporters who unfurled and chanted anti-Thatcher banners and songs? Share your opinions in the comments section below.


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