Mindless tweets prompt Liverpool apology to Manchester United
Fans were asked to tweet a three-song play list for before Sunday’s epic clash between these two famed rivals.
One ‘supporter’ suggested a playlist of: “Come Fly With Me” (Frank Sinatra), “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (Eric Idle) and “I Like to Move It” (Reel to Real).
These three songs could easily be construed as inflammatory when referenced to distasteful fan chants.
Liverpool @LFC replied: “Have you been sneaking a look at the dressing room iPod?”
Liverpool cannot be held responsible for the poor taste and insensitive replies of one ‘fan’.
However, what is disturbing is that it seems that someone in an official capacity, rather than admonishing said tweets, appears to endorse the correspondence.
The loss of 23 lives on the runway of Munich-Riem Airport February 6th 1958 was a devastating blow to the Manchester club, as eight of the famous Busby Babes sadly lost their lives.
In an era where our taxes fund air forces that bomb civilian populations across the Middle East, surely there are more newsworthy concerns than to give so much attention to such inane chatter as this Twitter incident.
I recognize the irony as I write this piece.
Once again our pop culture has rewarded stupidity with infamy.
According to the Daily Mail in 2011 Sir Alex Ferguson is quoted as saying: “Sometimes, when I hear silly chants about Munich or Hillsborough, I don’t think it does either club any good because without each other it wouldn’t be the English league.”
Not so social media
For as long as humans have had civilisation, there has been a process in the communication of ideas. First a thought, then an electrical signal to engage either the mouth or hand.
One would think that the same filters that stop people saying stupid things would apply in front of a keyboard or on a smart phone.
Alas, this is not the case, as evidenced by numerous people as well as football stars putting their proverbial foot in it on this social media network.
In these sometimes absurd times, what are the odds of two twits tweeting on Twitter?