Manchester City apologizes for fan chants during the Hillsborough tribute

Manchester City issued an apology to Liverpool after a group of their supporters interrupted a period of silence to remember the 33rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster before Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal.

A number of City fans could be heard making noise after referee Michael Oliver blew his whistle to signal a minute of silence to honor the 97 Liverpool supporters who died at a 1989 FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest.

Liverpool fans booed in response to the interruption resulting in a chaotic scene at Wembley Stadium. Oliver cut the tribute short as a result of the events.

“Manchester City are extremely disappointed with the actions of some City supporters during the minute’s silence before today’s game,” a club spokesperson said in a statement. “The club sincerely apologizes to all those connected with Liverpool Football Club.”

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