Liverpool fans were extremely excited about the club title earlier this week, and with good reason.
After all, it was his first English league title in 30 years.
Fans took to the streets to celebrate after Manchester City fell to Chelsea, solidifying the Liverpool title on Thursday, and then returning on Friday night, and even activated fireworks at the Royal Liver Building, according to ESPN.
Fears of COVID-19, which is still being unleashed across the world, apparently were completely forgotten, something the club is not happy about.
“Over the past week, the Liverpool Football Club, the Mereyside Police, Liverpool City Council and the Spirit of Shankley have worked together to constantly remind people that the region is still disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to ask them to people who celebrate the LFC Premier League title victory for sure, “the club said in a joint statement with local police and city council, according to ESPN.
“Several thousand people showed up at Pier Head on Friday June 26 and some chose to ignore the social distancing guide and risk public safety. Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behavior is totally unacceptable.
“The potential danger of a second COVID-19 spike still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been accomplished as a region during the shutdown.”
There were more than 310,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of Saturday afternoon, according to The New York Times, with more than 43,000 deaths attributed to it.
The coronavirus pandemic was not the only reason Liverpool and the city were upset. Thirty-four people were injured, three “seriously,” according to the BBC during the meetings. A small fire that ignited in the Liver Building also caused at least $ 10,000 in damage.
Friday’s celebrations, Mayor Joe Anderson told BBC Radio, left him “frustrated, angry and upset.”
“People were urinating at the gates of the Cunard building because people were gathering there with boxes and cases of beer,” he said, via the BBC. “About 95 percent of the fans have behaved remarkably well, brilliantly, and heard our pleas not to meet, and yet there is a small minority that ruins the name of Liverpool Football Club … On Thursday when they got together Outside of Anfield, you could argue that The Passion was there and we had to accept that it was inevitable.
“But what we saw yesterday was premeditated, planned, thought, and the drink played an important role in that. That’s not [longer] acceptable now in this city. “
The team made it clear that they want to celebrate their title properly and plan to do so in the future.
However, that can only happen when it’s finally safe.
“When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to organize a victory parade when everyone can come together to celebrate,” Liverpool said in a statement, via ESPN. “Until then, the safety of our city and our people remains our number one priority.”