12 May 2012

New Liverpool football kit sparks controversy

11:57 am on 12 May 2012

The launch of the new Liverpool home kit has prompted an angry response from a number of the families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster.

The club's home shirt for the next season sees the club's logo, which featured an image of the Shankly Gates, replaced by the original Liver Bird crest which became synonymous with Liverpool's success in the 1970s and 80s.

As a result the two Justice flames honouring the Hillsborough campaign have been moved to the back of the shirt.

Fans have welcomed the design, but the decision not to consult some families over the decision to move the symbol honouring the dead has angered many.

The club did meet with the Hillborough Family Support Group but other groups weren't consulted.