Lets state the obvious for those clueless to the history of football:
Two hugely successful football clubs in both England and worldwide.
Both suffered unspeakable tragedies in their past.
The one in question today is what is called the “Munich Air Disaster” afflicting Manchester United Football Club on the fateful February 6th 1958.
Icy conditions on a european football night meant that the plane carrying the team, on its 3rd attempt to take off, crashed killing staff, players, and more.
A truly tragic day.
Fast forward to today, and you have the “passionate football fans” who believe taking the piss out of said disaster is something any football fan would do.
Wrong. This is a red line.
Granted, credit must go to authorities who have been evicting people from stadiums for singing such songs during games. Such songs are condemned are severely frowned up by both sets of fans.
However, when the OFFICIAL Liverpool Fc twitter account endorses said comments from idiots on twitter, you begin to wonder how these people can say such things and get on with their day.
Taken from 101 great goals. (below)
Late on Thursday night Liverpool managed a mammoth size PR disaster, posting a disgusting tweet on their official Twitter account.
55 years ago the world was in a state of shock as Manchester United’s ‘Busby babes’ were involved in a fatal air accident.
Some (idiot) fans of Liverpool have been known to sing awful songs about the event to ‘take the piss’ out of Manchester United.
Almost everyone involved in the Premier League has attempted to rid football of these terrible chants.
However, @LFC endorsed a tweet clearly mocking those who perished in the Munich air disaster.
Liverpool fan Josh Mitchy’s choice of songs –
“Come fly with me“ relating to the plane that crashed.
“Always look on the bright side of life” which is unfortunately code for “Always look on the runway for ice”.
And “I like to move it, move it“, code for “I like to Munich, Munich”.
Incredibly Liverpool responded to Josh Mitchy, tweeting “Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room Ipod?”
The tweet was deleted soon after but it was far, far too late.
Surely Liverpool must fire the individual responsible for this tweet. How they can put this person in charge of the social media of one of the biggest football clubs in the world is baffling?
Will an apology come from the club or will they simply pretend it never happened?