MASCH: THESE PEOPLE ARE AMAZING
Javier Mascherano today paid tribute to the people of Liverpool for the way they honoured those who died at Hillsborough 20 years ago this week.
The Argentina captain was so struck by Wednesday's Memorial Service that he rang friends back home to tell them what he had witnessed.
"I have never seen anything like it in my life," Mascherano told Liverpoolfc.tv. "I spoke to some people in Argentina about it because it was amazing to see the stadium almost full for a memorial service. It would not happen at other clubs or in other countries.
"It's great the way the fans and the city came together. They still remember after 20 years the people who lost their lives.
"When I came here I didn't know what happened 20 years ago but living in the city and playing for Liverpool you hear all the stories. It was so sad."
Mascherano's first professional club, River Plate, endured their own stadium disaster in 1968 when 74 people died trying to escape a fire.
"In Argentina something similar happened many years ago at River Plate but they don't remember like Liverpool fans remember," added the 24-year-old.
I love this man <3
This one on the other hand..
TANDJE SUSPENDED FOR 14 DAYS
Charles Itandje has been suspended by Liverpool FC for 14 days while his conduct during Wednesday's Hillsborough service is investigated.
The French goalkeeper was told not to attend training yesterday on the instructions of team manager Rafa Benitez.
A Liverpool spokesman confirmed: "Charles Itandje has now been officially suspended for 14 days by the club while we investigate his conduct during the Hillsborough Memorial Service."
14 days is NOT enough, we should just throw him out imo, if he ever plays again he will get booed so much that it'll put players off, we don't need players like this at our club and he doesn't deserve to be among players like Masch who actually show some respect.