. Liverpool FC supporters have been recognised as the best fans in England by being named the recipients of this year’s Barclays Fair Play a Fans of the Season 2014-15 award.
The award is presented to a Premier League club whose supporters are deemed to have been the best-behaved in the league for the season and was awarded to Liverpool FC fans for the 2014-15 season.
To promote positive fan behavior, the FA established a Fair Play competition, with all Premier League matches and the behavior of fans at matches being monitored by delegates from the FA.
Points are awarded for positive verbal support and recognition of outstanding play by the opposition, as well as respect for match officials and opposing fans.
Alongside the award, Liverpool FC will also receive A?20,000 from the FA Charity Committee, which can be used to provide a donation to a charity of choice or fund initiatives that enhance the positive atmosphere in stadium or that directly benefit supporters.
Liverpool FC CEO Ian Ayre expressed his delight on winning the award. He was quoted saying to the official Liverpool FC website: “We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of our fans, who are a real credit to the club.”
“We are very privileged to have such a passionate fanbase who support the team both at home and away and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects what the LFC family is all about.”
Bob Humphries, the chair of the Liverpool FC Official Supporters’ Committee, added: “This is a great achievement for the fans and one which they should be very proud of.
“We will work with the club on behalf of the fans to decide how the funds can be used to reward them for their continued support and loyalty.”