Pundit slams some Liverpool fans after 'dangerous' FA update
Frank McAvennie has claimed the Liverpool fans who set off flares at the FA Community Shield game are “not proper supporters”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Celtic and West Ham striker said flares are becoming a problem at every football club.
A statement form the FA (30 July) confirmed an investigation has been launched into flares that were set off during the match between Man City and Liverpool.
The statement also confirmed new measures that will be in place this season to clamp down on “criminal behaviour” in football grounds.
The Reds beat City 3-1 on Saturday (30 July) to win the Community Shield.
When asked for his assessment of the incident, McAvennie told Football Insider: “I don’t know how to get it stopped.
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“It seems to be that people think it’s acceptable. It’s not just Liverpool and Man City, it’s every club. How do you stop it? I don’t know how they’re going to do it.
“I think it’s dangerous but people seem to think that’s ok now.
“Listen they’re not supporters, anyone who lights off a flare or takes a flare into the ground to set off, they’re not supporters because they’re going to get that club fined.
“Whether it’s Liverpool, Man City, Celtic, Rangers, if you take flares into the ground and let them off your club’s going to get fined that’s not proper supporters, you’re costing your team money.
“I don’t get it I really don’t. All for a couple of seconds. People think they can do what they want. I’ve not got a clue how to stop it though.”