Liverpool v Manchester United: Stop chants says mother of Hillsborough victim James Aspinall

Margaret Aspinall: My son was 18, going to his first away game. He came back in a coffin. Please don't chant about his death



21:30 GMT, 21 September 2012

I just don't understand anybody chanting obscenities over a disaster. It's incredible to believe it's coming from human beings.

Remember these were young kids at Hillsborough and young players at Munich. To chant about it is a disgrace to society. They're not hurting the people who died; it's too late for them. They're hurting the relatives.

How dare they chant about it. With Munich, we knew the reasons why they died – an air crash. The families must have suffered but they knew why. We're only getting answers from Hillsborough after 23 years.

Hillsborough Disaster

James Aspinall

Horrific scenes: Liverpool fans try desperately to escape on that fateful day 23 years ago, and James Aspinall (right) who was just 18 when he became one of the 96 victims at Hillsborough

After all that time, we've gone through enough. Please don't make it more hurtful for us.The 96 families need compassion, not to hear that about their loved ones.

I can speak for James. He did nothing wrong that day. He was in the ground by 1.20pm. He was just 18 and he was going to his first away game. He came home to me five days later in a coffin.

There will be no closure for us. I will never close my mind on my child. We live with it every day. But I hope it will bring closure for the rest of the city. They can move on because they've got the truth.

End hatred: Margaret Aspinall has condemned the sick chants about Hillsborough

End hatred: Margaret Aspinall has condemned the sick chants about Hillsborough

I'm sure the gestures from both clubs will help on Sunday but it's so important the chanting that's been going on for years stops because it's a disgrace. I just don't understand the mindset of these people.

They don't have a right to sit in a seat that 96 people died for and go home in safety when 96 people didn't. When they go into all-seat stadiums, do they ask themselves why that is Because those people were crushed to death and that's their legacy.

I can't believe they don't know what they're singing. They know. Until recently I didn't realise it's gone on about Munich in the past as well. They give Manchester United and Liverpool fans a bad name because most supporters aren't like that.

I don't feel angry because they're morons. Sad people. I just feel sorry for the rest of them. You get troublemakers at games and nothing will change that. Being hard on these people is the only way. Ban them and then you might stop the others – because this has to stop.

They've got CCTV now. Zoom in on them and ban them. Who needs them If you hear somebody singing like that then get the stewards to throw them out and never let them into a football ground again. That goes for fans signing about Munich as well. Get rid of them.

It's a game of football. We've already seen what football has cost us. Life is so much more important. You can have your rivalry but that's about football. Why have this hatred