Liverpool’s official Twitter account made a massive balls-up last night when it appeared to support comments mocking the Munich Air Disaster.
The Reds’ account had asked Twitter followers to submit a three-song playlist to be heard at Anfield ahead of kick-off for Sunday’s clash with United.
Supporter Josh Mitchy submitted a distasteful playlist featuring songs targeting Munich.
He wrote: “Come fly with me-Frank Sinatra. Always look on the bright side of life-Eric Idle. I like to move it-Reel to Real.”
Liverpool supporters have been known to chant “Always look on the runway for ice” to the tune of the Eric Idle song and have adapted I Like To Move It to become “I like to Munich”.
The Frank Sinatra tune is simply a reference to planes.
Football fan makes idiotic comment? No news there… until the official Liverpool account, @LFC, responded to Mitchy.
They wrote: “Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room Ipod?”
The tweet was soon deleted but it had already been seen – and screengrabbed – by far too many people by that stage.
The club has been working hard to improve its reputation for bumbling PR, but this has probably put them back to square one.