Liverpool condemn 'offensive' Divock Origi banner displayed by fans in Genk
Liverpool have described a banner depicting Divock Origi with a large penis as "highly offensive and inappropriate" and pledged to act against whoever brought it into the away section in Genk on Wednesday night.
The banner, of Origi's head photoshopped on to a black man with a large penis, was in the Liverpool corner of the Luminus Arena more than an hour before kick‑off in Belgium. It was removed by what appeared to be Liverpool staff shortly before the players came on to the pitch for their warm-up.
Uefa could take action against the European champions given the banner's obvious racial implications. The club issued their own condemnation moments after the banner had been torn down.
A Liverpool spokesperson said: "The banner is highly offensive and inappropriate. We condemn its use at the game tonight and sought to have it removed as soon as we became aware. We will look to identify those responsible for bringing it into the stadium and act accordingly."Topics
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