SIR- At Liverpool's FA Cup Final victory on May 14 at Wembley, some of their fans booed our national anthem. It was based on perceived mistreatment of the people of Liverpool by our governments in relation to several issues including the Hillsborough disaster.

Liverpool have a bond with Bradford City which I witnessed at the Valley Parade match, also on May 14 in 2000, when David Weatherall's header kept City in the Premier League. Despite being denied a place in the Champion's League that day, the Liverpool fans were magnificent in celebrating our survival! For obvious reasons You'll Never Walk Alone was sung by both fans.

As for booing our national anthem, I agree in one sense. It's awful. The very first line - 'God save our gracious Queen' also alienates the beliefs of a large section of the population.

My suggestion for a more up to date and inclusive UK national anthem would be Chas and Dave's There Aint No Pleasing You.

Alan Bates. Bowland Avenue, Baildon