Angry Parry raps Reds fans
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rick Parry has deplored the behaviour of some during the FA Cup clash with United.
Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has deplored the behaviour of some of The Reds' own supporters.
Parry's outburst follows taunts aimed at Manchester United's Alan Smith who was stricken following an horrific leg break in the recent FA Cup clash with United at Anfield.
Parry has even claimed that a number of Reds fans extraordinarily laid siege to the ambulance that was transporting the former Leeds man from the ground.
After extrovert celebrations following United's victory over Liverpool in The Premiership, Gary Neville was also, not surprisingly, a target for the Anfield offenders.
With or without provocation, Parry believes the actions of a minority of the Anfield crowd to have been reprehensible, acts which the official feels took the gloss off an otherwise excellent day for the club.
"Our victory was marred by the dreadful injury to Alan Smith and the subsequent bad publicity about some of the chanting," said Parry.
"This was followed by an attack on the ambulance taking the player to hospital.
"Of course we were quick to condemn the behaviour of some of our fans following the injury.
"It's unacceptable and we won't shy away from saying so although we acknowledge those who gave the player tremendous applause as he left the field.
"We utterly condemn any Munich songs or offensive gestures.
"Some of the chanting against Gary Neville, regardless of his previous behaviour, was also near the knuckle."