London, Aug 31: Liverpool has reportedly offered an apology after a message in their official Twitter account mocked the 1958 Munich air disaster that killed eight Manchester United players along with 15 others.
According to the Daily Star, the @LFC feed included a message making fun of the tragedy that occurred in February 1958, ahead of its Premier League clash with the Old Trafford giants at Anfield on Sunday.
The report further said that the blunder occurred after @LFC asked fans to suggest three songs to be played over the public address system at the stadium, following which a fan responded with Frank Sinatra’s ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘Always Look On The Bright Side of Life’ by Eric Idle and Reel to Reel’s ‘I Like To Move It’.
Reports mentioned that offensive variations of the songs make fun of the tragedy, like ‘I Like To Move It’ had been spoofed into ‘I Like to Munich, Munich’, while Idle’s song has been adapted into ‘Always Look on the Runway for Ice’.
To top the offence, Liverpool reportedly posted a response asking fans to ‘sneak a look at the dressing room iPod’.
After their account was swamped with tweets from enraged United fans, the offensive tweet was finally deleted around two hours later, with the club stating that they had responded quickly to correct the ‘error of judgment’ that was made ‘ on its Twitter account in responding to a ‘distasteful and inappropriate tweet’.
The report further said that Liverpool officials have launched an investigation into the blunder. (ANI)