Posted: Sunday September 16, 2012 2:46PM ; Updated: Sunday September 16, 2012 2:46PM

United condemns tasteless chants about Liverpool

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Manchester United's win over Wigan was marred by anti-Liverpool chants from some fans.
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester United has condemned the tasteless chant from a small section of fans about fierce rival Liverpool during the Premier League match against Wigan.

Early in United's 4-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday, some home fans sang "always the victims" and "it's never your fault."

The taunts came a day after United manager Alex Ferguson urged supporters of both teams to stop the chants that mock the tragedies of Hillsborough and Munich, the darkest episodes in the clubs' histories.

United released a statement saying the club "deplores" the chant and that "the manager has made the club's position very clear on this matter."

It was unclear whether Saturday's chant was in reference to the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed. Documents were released Wednesday revealing new evidence about the tragedy.

Seven United players were among the 21 killed in an air crash in Munich in 1958.

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