Gerry rant leaves gig fans an­gry

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POP leg­end Gerry Mars­den launched a five-minute ‘rant’ about the Hills­bor­ough dis­as­ter dur­ing a gig.

The Liver­pudlian lead singer of Gerry and the Pace­mak­ers re­ferred to the po­lice as ‘pigs’ and ‘f***ing liars’ in his out­burst in protest at the cover-up.

The singer’s Liver­pool FC an­them You’ll Never Walk Alone has re-en­tered the top 40 af­ter the pub­li­ca­tion of a damn­ing re­port into the 1989 tragedy last week.

The ma­jor­ity of Mars­den’s au­di­ence ap­peared be­mused by his words and a stunned si­lence spread over the au­di­to­rium last Satur­day night.

How­ever, some walked out af­ter be­ing of­fended by the speech.

One mem­ber of the au­di­ence at Dar­ling­ton Civic Cen­tre in County Durham, a for­mer cop who has asked not to be named, said: “This was a foul-mouthed tirade. It spoilt our night. Gerry said it in a way that sug­gested he was talk­ing about all po­lice.”

Gerry ( above) was un­avail­able to com­ment.

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