Police in Merseyside have arrested 10 fans of Liverpool on Thursday night as fans, lovers and well-wishers celebrated the team’s first premier league title in 30years. Over the winning, Skysports reports that thousands of fans spent the night celebrating outside Anfield and in the city centre after they were crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years.
Thousands of Liverpool fan celebrating outside the Anfield Stadium after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday has violated the social distance rule as stated by the government and World Health Organization to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The huge number of crowed celebrating outside the stadium attracted the presence of the police who moved to stop the fans from celebrating as it negates COVID-19.
COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the nations’ economy and other havoc it has cracked on the people in terms of lives that had gone down the grave in this past month made the police swung into action.
It is in a bid to further contain the spread the pandemic amidst the celebrating fans, Merseyside Police closed roads around Anfield at 11pm and advised motorists to avoid the area.
Assistant Chief Constable Rob Carden give it to fans who had remained at home to celebrate and urged those who ignored social distancing regulations to do the right thing in the coming days, with Merseyside having been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I would like to congratulate Liverpool FC on deservedly winning the Premier League title, and thank the thousands of Liverpool fans across Merseyside who celebrated at home, as they have for the previous games played behind closed doors,” the assistant chief constable said.
“The overwhelming majority of fans have recognised the fact that now is not the time to gather together to celebrate and chose to mark the event safely. They are a credit to this city.”