Liverpool update from Sky highlights 'disgusting' problem - pundit
Paul Robinson is ‘disgusted’ to hear a Liverpool fan allegedly spat at a member of Manchester City’s staff.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and England number one called for fans to be “banned for life” if they are found spitting at people in stadiums.
As reported by Sky Sports (October 5th), Liverpool have revealed they have substantial evidence relating to Man City’s claim that a supporter spat at a member of their staff.
The incident is said to have happened at Anfield on Sunday, where Liverpool shared a thrilling 2-2 with City.
Robinson claimed the football authorities need to introduce “stricter punishments” for misbehaving supporters.
“Spitting is disgusting,” he told Football Insider. “There is no place for that whatsoever.
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“It is the lowest of the lows. Spitting at somebody is filthy, dirty, horrible. It is cowardly.
“If you want to fight somebody, you have a fight with them. Spitting is one of the lowest things you can do.
“Any fan found spitting at someone should be banned life. There is no place for it anywhere.
“Tougher punishments have to come into football to stop people doing things like this. Football needs to ban fans for life.
“Why do fans think it is OK to walk into a football stadium and spit at somebody? Grown adults seem to think football stadiums give them the right to shout and act however they want.
“They would not dream of acting like that in the street. Stricter punishments have to be brought in.”
A statement from Liverpool on Monday read: “The evidence collected to date is substantial and, if requested to do so, will be handed to Merseyside Police given the potential for criminal charges.
“This case will also be subject to the club’s official sanctions process.