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Liverpool condemn fans for the 'racist' Divock Origi banner

Genk – Liverpool have condemned a "racist" banner depicting Divock Origi that was displayed in the far end before them Champions League clash with Genk in Belgium on Wednesday.

The banner appeared to show Origi's head photoshopped onto a naked body alongside the Champions League trophy. It was removed before the match started.

A club statement said: "Liverpool Football Club condemns the offensive banner displayed in our section of the ground, prior to kick-off.

"To be clear, the image is used perpetuated a racist stereotype. This is completely unacceptable.

"We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium teams in Genk to identify those responsible.

"Any subsequent actions will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process."

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