Murals together with one designed to promote foodbanks in Liverpool have been defaced with blue graffiti and vile slurs on the day of the Merseyside derby.
Surprising footage shared by Andy Heaton, who works on The Anfield Wrap podcast, exhibits a mural of Trent Alexander Arnold has been vandalised with blue spraypaint, together with the letters ‘EFC’ and different graphic imagery.
One other depicting Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been focused with a racial slur.
Throughout the road, a mural devoted to Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Leeds within the FA Cup closing at Wembley, that includes legendary former Reds ahead Ian St John, has been coated with blue paint and nasty insults.
The mural of Alexander-Arnold was unveiled in August 2019 and consists of the message: ‘For Fans Supporting Foodbanks.’
It highlights the work of Fans Supporting Foodbanks, an initiative that began in North Liverpool and is based mostly earlier than each recreation on that very road the place the mural was positioned.
Murals in Liverpool have been defaced and vandalised with blue paint and vile messages
A mural of Trent Alexander-Arnold, designed to promote foodbanks, has additionally been focused
Footage of the vandalism was shared on social media on the day of the Merseyside derby
Fans condemned the vandalism of the murals on social media. ‘Think about defacing a mural commissioned to have fun and promote @SFoodbanks, a significant initiative that helps native households and is ran and supported by fans of each golf equipment?’ Heaton wrote on Twitter.
Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique laid the blame on the toes of Everton fans. ‘Look what some Everton fans have carried out to our murals,’ he mentioned, earlier than including an indignant face emoji.
‘We’d like to f****** destroy them in the present day. Up the Reds.’
A mural of Ian St John was among the many others sprayed with graffiti by vandals in Liverpool
One other fan, @pincher1878, wrote: ‘Disgraceful can’t condone this,’ whereas @ErinNYC1975 mentioned it was ‘disgusting and heartbreaking’.
@DStanistreet agreed that it was ‘disgusting behaviour’ however mentioned that ‘sadly either side as dangerous as one another. Everton memorial wall defaced with LFC posters’.
Social media customers additionally slammed the racist message geared toward Salah. ‘Simply goes to present that the racists are additionally those with an IQ of three,’ mentioned one fan.
One other added: ‘Typical @Everton behaviour…not shocked within the slightest. Shall be no point out by the membership both which simply bolstered their disgusting behaviour. Vile bunch.’