Chelsea to investigate fans’ actions during FA Cup minute’s silence

Chelsea have promised to investigate the circumstances around what appeared to be a small number of supporters booing during the minute’s silence in memory of those who died at Hillsborough held before the club’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur, Yahoo Sport has reported.

A moment’s reflection was held before each of the weekend’s semi-finals and while the brief period was well observed from all sides of the ground ahead of Saturday’s game between Liverpool and Everton, on Sunday there was audible disruption from the Chelsea end, with Yahoo Sport describing the noise as “booing and [offensive] chanting”. The fixture between Chelsea and Spurs took place 23 years to the day of the disaster that claimed the lives of 96 football fans.

Chelsea released a statement on their official website after the match in which the club condemned their own support and vowing to identify those responsible, adding that if the perpetrators were found to be season ticket holders or club members, the “strongest possible action” will be taken.

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