A dull game resulting in a point apiece and little in entertainment value rounded off this yearÂ´s local hostilities. E
verton remain five points ahead of Liverpool with two games left to play, but that apart itÂ´s very much an end of season feel for both clubs with no cup or European incentive to play for.
The boring game didnÂ´t leave much to debate so itÂ´s with interest that we note Social Media ablaze with some hurtful allegations of tasteless Everton chanting and behaviour.
It barely needs referencing because itÂ´s patently not true. For the past twenty four years LFC has had the full support of EFC over the Hillsborough disaster. Many didnÂ´t need to be told THANKS as theyÂ´re merely doing the right thing as has been done from the start and will continue to do so. The gesture was a good one and well received however.
The partisanship of a fierce local rivalry can sometimes muddy the waters of amicability between both clubs but it needs pointing out that although perhaps crass, the chant “Always the victim, itÂ´s never your fault” does not in any way shape or form refer to Hillsborough. ItÂ´s a rip about the FA Conspiracy and avid Suarez backing. But you already knew that didnÂ´t you?
ThatÂ´s what makes it distasteful to see a local paper columnist, ex Liverpool player and, well, scouser making those comments in John Aldridge.
Two great teams from a wonderful city have a lot to be proud of, despite the crap game. Those with influence on both sides need to ensure a little restraint post derby game.