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Liverpool twitter account ‘mocks Munich tragedy’

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From The Guardian website:

Liverpool have apologised and launched an investigation after their Twitter account appeared to mock the Munich air disaster.

@LFC asked fans to suggest three tracks to be played over the Tannoy at Anfield ahead of Sunday’s meeting between the Premier League’s two fiercest rivals.

One fan apparently responded by suggesting three songs making fun of the 1958 tragedy in which eight Manchester United players died.

The songs were Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle and I Like to Move it by Reel to Reel, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Monty Python song has been adapted by some who chant “Always Look on the Runway for Ice” while Reel to Reel’s 90s dance track has been switched to “I Like to Munich, Munich”.

The Liverpool account, which has 1.9m followers, then tweeted back: “Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room iPod?”

After a deluge of complaints the offending tweet was deleted.

On Friday Liverpool released a statement saying: “Liverpool Football Club responded quickly to correct the error of judgment that was made last night on it’s official Twitter account in responding to a distasteful and inappropriate tweet. The club took decisive action and the comment was deleted swiftly. “We apologise, unreservedly, for any offence that was caused by this mistake.”

Liverpool have launched an internal investigation into how it happened.

A Manchester United spokesman said: “We welcome the apology.”

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