Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Football Association warns 'Munich row' pair

Source: Liverpool Echo

by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo

TWO Merseyside footballers received written warnings after claims they mocked the Munich air disaster by making aeroplane gestures in front of rival fans.The FA contacted Marine FC players John Lawless and Shaun Tuck after the game against Manchester-based FC United at Gigg Lane, Bury.The 1958 Munich air crash left 23 people dead - including eight United players. Mr Lawless, 26, left the club after his contract was cancelled.Today the FA ruled announced they were taking no action against the players - but warned them about future conduct.Mr Lawless, from Croxteth, is considering legal action claiming Marine was 'hasty' terminating his contract.His solicitor claimed Mr Lawless and other Marine players were subjected to persistent anti-Liverpool abuse from the stands including taunts about Hillsborough tragedy.