Liverpool FC have released an official apology following the mockery of the Munich Air Disaster on their official Twitter account last night.
The tweets in question referenced songs aimed at mocking the 23 that died in Munich back in 1958 to which Liverpool responded with ‘Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room iPod?”
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, a club spokesman said: “Liverpool Football Club responded quickly to correct the error of judgement 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.”
In response, a Manchester United spokesman for the club simply stated: “We welcome the apology.”
Given that this could have simply been ignored, fair play to Liverpool for releasing an official apology.
Mocking disasters that have hit both Liverpool and Manchester United over the course of history is a distasteful act that a minority of fans still unfortunately does but moving swiftly to quash anything is a good way to stop it from boiling over.