A man weeps during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield. Photo: Reuters A man weeps during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield. Photo: Reuters
A man weeps during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield. Photo: Reuters
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Mitten

You only sing when there’s dying: Lyrics about tragedies are fair game for some Manchester United and Liverpool fans

Intense rivalry between the two clubs means a few of their supporters have no qualms chanting about the Munich air crash, Heysel or Hillsborough

A man weeps during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield. Photo: Reuters A man weeps during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield. Photo: Reuters
A man weeps during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield. Photo: Reuters
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.