On this day: Liverpool's 'poisonous' banners and ex-Premier League star bankrupt

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We’ve decided to take a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year. Chelsea, Liverpool and an ex-Sky pundit all feature.

There’s plenty to talk about this morning if you’re a Premier League football fan.

Was Jordan Henderson’s red card against Manchester City deserved? Will Chelsea win the league? Can Fulham, Cardiff and Palace avoid the drop?

It’s crunch time and we’ve decided to take a look back at the stories which had fans talking on this day last year.

‘Liverpool’s Anti-Thatcher Banners’

Liverpool fans unveiled a host of banners following the news of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s death.

The banners which were displayed during the game at Reading glorified the unfortunate passing of the ex-PM.

They weren’t received well by the home Reading fans, creating what the Mirror called a ‘poisonous atmosphere’.

‘Rafa Slams Officials’

Former Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez blamed poor officiating for Chelsea’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City.

The Blues were aiming to win the domestic tournament but Benitez blamed officials for the exit, attempting to take the pressure away from his players.

“I don’t like to point at players in this kind of situation. For me, the main one is the penalty not given. The consequence could have been a red card and a penalty. It could change the game,” said the Spaniard.

‘Salako Bankrupt’

Former Crystal Palace, Charlton and Coventry City star John Salako had to declare bankruptcy after a series of poor investments.

Salako spent over £400,000 investing in two film ventures which never got off the ground and saw his business dissolved due to unpaid tax bills.

Salako was a famous face on Soccer Saturday reporting on high profile games all over the country for Soccer Saturday.

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