Safe stand­ing backed for An­field

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Liver­pool fans have backed safe stand­ing at An­field in an online poll run by the club’s Spirit of Shankly sup­port­ers’ body.

The re­sult of the poll on Mon­day re­vealed 88 per­cent of the 17,910 peo­ple who voted were in fa­vor of the idea. The sys­tem is used in Scot­land by Celtic, where 2,900 seats can be lifted back and locked in place, al­low­ing fans to stand be­hind a rail­ing.

Gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tion would need to change for safe stand­ing to be in­tro­duced in Eng­land after it was banned in 1994 fol­low­ing the Hills­bor­ough dis­as­ter in which 96 Liver­pool fans lost their lives.

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