Prominent city leaders have united in censure of violent scenes in Liverpool city centre last night as unofficial Liverpool FC title festivities and celebrations turned ugly, Liverpool football club is just winning the English Premier League for the first time ever as they go wild and very excited, of course, they being who don’t like happiness and would find any opportunities to steal, hurt and commit crime, while some were celebrating others find a need to cause chaos.
Thousands of fans descended on Pier Head to celebrate Liverpool clinching the club’s first league title in decades, but the night ended with a number of injuries.
Shocking footage also showed a man who appears to aim a firework at the Liver Building no idea if he is drunk or something people just seems to enjoy it, where “It’s natural that people want to celebrate but when it crosses into violence, vandalism and a threat to public health it’s hard to fathom.”This morning Mayor Anderson posted on Twitter: “More in sorrow than anger, like most LFC fans & residents, I condemn those that brought a negative focus on LFC and our city. public buildings and properties were all messy thing was not going fine for the police who were trying to protect the properties.
“The pics, videos showing people’s behaviour is being talked about instead of the fantastic accomplishment of LFC. Thank you to those fans who have listened. now instead of celebration, it’s just a sad evening for people who love their peace and live in the city.
The mayor also railed against suggestions he had failed to address concerns about the spread of coronavirus in relation to the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the city. He said: “I asked BLM organisers not to arrange demos, I also asked people not to go, I joined a virtual demo instead. it seems nobody is scared of the corona virus any more people get to hug, touch and even kiss each other not been scared of what could happen.
“I have asked people to leave the City tonight over safety. I have condemned people urinating in doorways and causing anti-social behaviour. Get your facts right…
Those demos were well managed and well behaved, there are portrayals of people drunk, urinating in the streets, completely different.”
Last night Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram tweeted: “Nobody is more made up than me to see LFC champions again but this is dangerous and he pleaded with people to remain at peace and stop the violence and other dangerous stuff they are up to.
“We’re not saying this to be party poopers but hundreds of people have already died in our region because of Coronavirus. Until it’s safe for us to come together to, please celebrate at home.”
It was reported that almost 20 ambulances were sent towards the waterfront to assist police.
Officers were handed powers to disperse the crowds via a Section 34 Dispersal Order, issued around Liverpool City Centre, under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.