Picture: Liverpool pay tribute to the victims of 1958 Manchester United Munich air disaster

February 6th is a painful day for Manchester United football club.

Today marks the 55th anniversary 1958 Munich air disaster, when eight ‘Busby Babes’ and 15 other people tragically died as a result of a failed take-off on a slush-covered runway in Germany.

The Munich air disaster left an indelible scar at Old Trafford as the likes of Duncan Edwards had their lives cut way too short.

Looking to pay tribute to the saddest day in the calendar for Manchester United, Liverpool FC, traditionally the Red Devils’ fiercest rivals, have today posted a poignant picture on their official Facebook page.

With the famous Liverpool strap-line ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ tagged at the bottom of the image, the message of condolence is heartfelt and sincere.

Sadly the same can’t be said of one of the comments tagged to the image, with one idiot Liverpool supporter already taking the opportunity to try and make light of the Manchester United tragedy.

Happily a shedload of Liverpool fans have instantly jumped on the berk for his out-of-order comments, with most messages posted by Liverpool fans being respectful towards their bitter rivals.

Liverpool’s tribute can be seen below, while the offensive comment left by one Liverpool fan can be seen below the fold.