Liverpool fans unveil poignant Kop banner after women’s hospital terror attack
Liverpool fans unveiled a new Kop banner on Saturday ahead of the club’s 4-0 Premier League win over Arsenal.
The banner, curated by Spion Kop 1906, was made in light of the events that took place in the city last week.
A homemade bomb exploded after a taxi pulled up outside the women’s hospital shortly before 11 a.m. on Remembrance Sunday and police declared what had happened as a terrorist incident.
Banner organizers shared in a tweet: “After last week, it’s important to remember that what unites us is greater than what divides us. Unity is strength. My city, my people, my heart.”
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The words displayed on the banner are taken from the song “This Place” by local musician Jamie Webster.
Webster also tweeted in response to the banner: “Thanks guys and girls.”
The Liverpool Area Mosque Network, Everton Football Club and Everton in the community, the LFC Foundation and Tranmere Rovers in the community issued a joint statement on Friday in response to the terror attack.
“Following the disturbing and senseless incident outside our Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday, it is important that we come together in solidarity, with one voice and speak out against those who seek to divide us,” the statement read. .
“Our message is clear: we are proud. We are one. We are Liverpool.
“We are bound by our unshakeable sense of belonging to ‘our home in Liverpool’. We believe in standing side by side for what is right. Recognize and be incredibly proud of the diversity of our communities and strive for it. a more inclusive society is our way – that’s why we are the world in one city.
“Liverpool City area football clubs embody the city’s tradition of courage, compassion and community spirit. It is the source of our unity and strength and what has kept us through times difficult as the pandemic as a collective. We must now harness this unity to combat hatred in all its forms. “
Fans expressed their support for the banner on social media and the Liverpool Area Mosques Network also shared a tweet, stating: “So proud to be scousers – we will always be side by side.”