Petition launched to make tragedy chanting criminal offence

A petition has been launched calling on the Government to make singing, shouting and mocking about tragedies at football matches a hate crime.

Charlotte Hennessy, who started the petition, lost her father at six years old when he attended Liverpool’s FA Cup semi final clash against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough in 1989.

“To be standing at a match with my own son, who never got to meet his grandad, and hear away fans shouting ” always the victims” and “the sun was right your murderers” is a

HerGameToo announces new partnership with Liverpool John Moores

Liverpool John Moore’s University has developed a partnership with HerGameToo Cricket as a starting block to help encourage and get more women involved in cricket.

The main aim of the partnership with LJMU is to produce a women’s cricket team for the university.

HerGameToo is a campaign to help tackle sexism and champion women in sports. Their aim is to support, encourage and inspire women to participate in sports whilst continuing to campaign for women and girls to be accepted and respected e

Tommy Fleetwood in contention for The Players Championship

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood started his final round at TPC Sawgrass tied for 4th place but ended up tied 27th for the tournament.

A final round 76 saw Fleetwood finish five under par, with American Scottie Scheffler taking a commanding five-shot victory finishing 17 under par.

The Merseysider was just five shots behind Scottie Scheffler at 14 under at the start of round four.

But it wasn’t meant to be for Fleetwood, who bogeyed three holes on the front nine after some disappointing shots with

Liverpool County FA lack support for grassroots officials, says referee

A Merseyside football referee who has been spat on, had coins thrown at him and been subject to mass brawls, said today the lack of support from the County FA was “a disgrace”.

Grassroot football referees have seen a worrying rise in abuse and violence when officiating football games since the start of the 2022/23 season.

And the referee, who we have agreed not to name, spoke out to air his concerns with the lack of support from the Liverpool County FA.

“I have been a referee for three years

Successful start to body cams trial to protect grassroots referees

Merseysportlive was invited alongside other media outlets to access the trial for body cams taking place in Middlesbrough.

The trial for body cams to be worn by grassroots football referees is currently taking place in Middlesbrough, Essex, Worcester and Liverpool.

The trial in Liverpool started in March in the Liverpool Old Boys Amateur League (LOBAL).

Dan Meeson, FA Head of Refereeing- Technical and Development told Merseysportlive: “If players and coaches have seen these devices as a deter