Liverpool's official Twitter account appeared to mock the 1958 Munich air disaster which claimed the lives of eight Manchester United players.

On Thursday night, Liverpool asked fans to tweet their suggestions for Sunday's playlist at Anfield when United visit.

One fan suggested Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" and "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" by Eric Idle, thinly-veiled references to the tragedy.

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A tweet sent from the Liverpool account asked the user, "Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room iPod?" The tweet has since been deleted.

A club spokesperson told HuffPost UK Sport:

"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."

Twenty-three were killed when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport.

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  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. The snow covered fuselage, part of the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, The snow covered fuselage, part of the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. The wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, The wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. The snow covered fuselage, part of the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, The snow covered fuselage, part of the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: 6th February 1958. Part of the wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: 6th February 1958, Part of the wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: February 1958. The interior of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: February 1958, The interior of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958 The wreckage of the British European Airways plane which crashed in Munich on February 6, 1958, while bringing home members of the Manchester United football team from a European Cup match.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958. The Munich aircrash where Manchester United team were on a European Cup visit to Belgrade.

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: circa 15th February 1958. The wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed.

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: circa 15th February 1958, The wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: circa 15th February 1958. The wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: circa 15th February 1958, The wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of a crane (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: circa 15th February 1958. The wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: circa 15th February 1958, The wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of a crane (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: circa 15th February 1958. The wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: circa 15th February 1958, The wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of a crane (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Aviation Disasters. Sport. pic: circa 15th February 1958. The wreckage of the B.E.A. Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU "Lord Burghley" after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of

    Aviation Disasters, Sport, pic: circa 15th February 1958, The wreckage of the B,E,A, Elizabethan airliner G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' after the crash at Munich in which 23 people died, 8 being Manchester United footballers, about to be removed with the help of a crane (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - European Cup - Quarter Final Second Leg- Red Star Belgrade v Manchester United

    The wreckage of the "Elizabethan" class Airspeed Ambassador (registration G-ALZU) charter flight which was carrying the Manchester United team back from Belgrade. After a refuelling stoppage at Munich, the plane crashed as it tried to take off on the snowy runway, killing 23 people, including eight players, one of whom was Duncan Edwards whom many believe was among the greatest football players of all time. He died of injuries 15 days after the crash.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958 of Members of the Manchester United football team board the BEA Elizabethan, before a European Cup match in Belgrade. Several team members died when the plane crashed on take-off from Munich airport, on the return journey.

  • Sport, Football, pic: February 1958, European Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg, Red Star Belgrade 3 v Manchester United 3, Manchester United's Bobby Charlton scores their 3rd goal, On the return air flight home many of Manchester United's team and officials were

    Sport, Football, pic: February 1958, European Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg, Red Star Belgrade 3 v Manchester United 3, Manchester United's Bobby Charlton scores their 3rd goal, On the return air flight home many of Manchester United's team and officials were tragically killed in the Munich air crash (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Sport. Football. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 5th February 1958. European Cup Quarter Final. Second Leg. Red Star Belgrade 3 v Manchester United 3 (Manchester United won the tie 5-4 on aggregate). Manchester United's Bill Foulkes (right) challenges a Red Star pl

    Sport, Football, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 5th February 1958, European Cup Quarter Final, Second Leg, Red Star Belgrade 3 v Manchester United 3 (Manchester United won the tie 5-4 on aggregate), Manchester United's Bill Foulkes (right) challenges a Red Star player for the ball with United's Mark Jones racing in, United having led 3-0 were pulled back to a 3-3 draw, This was the last game Manchester United played before the tragedy of the Munich air disaster, returning from this game when disaster struck on 6th February 1958 (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • Football, 5th February 1958, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, European Cup, Quarter-Final, Second Leg, Red Star Belgrade 3 v Manchester United 3 (United won 5-4 on aggregate), Red Star goalkeeper Beara leaps to punch clear from a Manchester United attack during the

    Football, 5th February 1958, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, European Cup, Quarter-Final, Second Leg, Red Star Belgrade 3 v Manchester United 3 (United won 5-4 on aggregate), Red Star goalkeeper Beara leaps to punch clear from a Manchester United attack during the match at the Jugoslav army stadium, The match was to be the final game that the 'Busby Babes' would play, as the plane on which they were travelling back to England crashed at Munich Airport (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958 of Manchester United player Eddie Colman, one of the players who died after a plane crashed at Munich airport when flying them home from European Cup match.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958 Mr Walter Crickmer, Secretary of Manchester United FC, who was in the Manchester United party which went to Belgrade for the European Cup match that ended in tragedy when their BEA Elizabeth airliner crashed at Munich on the return journey to England.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958 of Manchester United player Geoff Bent, who died after a plane crashed at Munich airport when flying them home following a European Cup match.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 06/02/1958 of Manchester United player Duncan Edwards, who died after a plane crashed at Munich airport when flying them home following a European Cup match.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 29/08/1956 of Manchester United player Tommy Taylor, who died after a plane crashed at Munich airport when flying them home following a European Cup match.

  • Soccer - Munich Air Disaster - Ken Morgans - Manchester United

    Manchester United Outside right Ken Morgans pictured with his fiancee Stephanie Lloyd driving away from Liverpool Street Station after returning from Munich. Ken Morgans was the youngest survivor of the Munich air disaster on the 6th of February 1958.

  • Soccer - Munich Air Disaster - Gladstone Edwards and Len Morgans

    Gladstone Edwards (left) and Len Morgans, the fathers of two Manchester United players injured in the Munich air crash. They are preparing to travel to Germany to visit their sons (Duncan Edwards and Ken Morgans) in hospital. Duncan Edwards died as a result of his injuries on the 21 February 1958. Ken Morgans was the youngest survivor.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 12/02/1958 of Mourners standing in silence as the coffin of Manchester United captain Roger Byrne is taken on its last journey to the crematorium. Byrne died after a plane crashed at Munich airport when flying the team home following a European Cup match.

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary Of The Munich Air Disaster

    File photo dated 17/01/2008 The Munich clock reads 3.04pm, the time that the plane crashed on Feb. 6th 1958. February 6th marks the 50th Anniversary of the Munich air disaster.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Portsmouth - Old Trafford

    Manchester United fans display a Lest We Forget banner in the stands in Memeory of those who lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster

  • Soccer - 50th Anniversary of Munich Air Disaster

    Manchester United fans gather outside Old Trafford, Manchester, for a memorial service remembering the Munich air crash, on the 50th anniversary of the disaster in which 8 Manchester United players died.


Liverpool have become embroiled in a number of PR disasters in recent years, beginning with the club's infamous support of Luis Suárez.

The day after Suárez was suspended for eight matches by the Football Association for racially abusing Patrice Evra, manager Kenny Dalglish and the players wore T-shirts backing the Uruguayan.

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Suárez and teammates donned a shirt in support of the striker in December 2011


And last year, the club's new director of communications Jen Chang was sacked after he was accused of threatening the author behind a parody Twitter account.

One of the fiercest rivalries in European football, Liverpool-United matches have been marred by unsavoury chants from both sets of supporters.