Liverpool and AS Roma have both been charged by UEFA after incidents that took place at Anfield during their Champions League first leg tie.
Despite beating the Italian side 5-2, the fact that Liverpool had secured a massive win in a European semi-final was overshadowed by an incident that happened outside the stadium before the game.
Sean Cox, a Reds fan, was left in critical condition after being attacked by two Italian men, who were later charged and taken into custody.
On Tuesday, Sky Sports reported that both clubs were charged by UEFA for “crowd disturbances.” Liverpool were also charged for the use of fireworks and for throwing objects.
Supporters of the Merseyside outfit are outraged that the club has been charged for the attack on Sean Cox.
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Liverpool fans get jumped and one gets stabbed, Liverpool also get charged? 🤔 https://t.co/yLBqolHNb1
— Rousing The Kop 🇺🇦 (@RousingTheKop) May 22, 2018
Apparently it’s funny when United fans throw a few beers at a bus and the media aren’t interested in the story at all. 🤷♂️
But there’s no agenda against LFC fans. Nope, sure, definitely not. 👍 https://t.co/tI7A345TMg
— Tim (@TimDuffy83) May 22, 2018
So Liverpool are in more trouble than Roma despite their fans stabbing a man outside the stadium who is still fighting for his life. UEFA can piss off. Absolutely pathetic organisation.
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) May 22, 2018
Sean Cox still in a critical condition after the ultras attack and Liverpool get charged too? Shambles UEFA https://t.co/DQZiTzfwSz
— Liverpool FC 1892 (@TheMightyReds_) May 22, 2018
Liverpool have been charged because some Italian ultra put a Liverpool fan into a coma* https://t.co/XtWTkYRKnu
— Jack (@_jt96) May 22, 2018
It’s fair enough that Liverpool have been banned for using pyrotechnics as that is dangerous and presents a real risk to the safety of others if used recklessly.
That said, however, it is bad taste to charge Liverpool for an attack on a supporter which has left the man in hospital since the end of April.