Jordan Williams deletes Twitter account after appearing to mock Munich air disaster

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Liverpool youth player Jordan Williams deleted his Twitter account after making reference to the Munich air disaster, according to the Mirror.

Williams, 20, who is currently on loan at League One outfit Swindon Town, posted a plane and applause emoticon alongside a retweet of Liverpool fans celebrating their 3-1 aggregate victory over rivals Manchester United. 

Unsurprisingly, many connected the tweet with the Munich air disaster; back in 1958, as many as eight United players lost their lives while 11 others passed away. 


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Liverpool will reportedly look into the claims, but Williams quickly insisted that his Twitter page had been hacked. 

"My Twitter has been hacked, I would never put anything like that to offend anyone, sorry about this," he wrote.

You can see the tweet, which has since been deleted, here: 

There were a number of other unfortunate incidents throughout Thursday's fixture; United and Liverpool fans clashed inside the Theatre of Dreams while a banner reading 'murderers' was hung from a bridge by United fans before the contest.

Liverpool progression 

The match itself saw Liverpool progress to the quarter-finals of the competition after they secured a 1-1 draw.

Red Devils ace Anthony Martial handed Louis van Gaal's side the lead from the penalty spot midway through the first half, but Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho provided a moment of magic to all but settle the tie. 

Liverpool will now be in the hat for this afternoon's draw, where they could take on Jurgen Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund. 

Dortmund, of course, eliminated north London outfit Tottenham as they secured a 5-1 aggregate victory. After their emphatic 3-0 first leg victory, Thomas Tuchel's side ran out 2-1 winners at White Hart Lane last night.

Unsurprisingly, Klopp has admitted that he would like to avoid the German outfit, claiming that they are the best team left in the competition. 

When asked whether he would like to face his former club, the revered manager stated, as per the Liverpool Echo: "Dortmund? Of course not!” he said. “Why should I want the strongest team in the tournament in the next round? I'm not that silly!

“But if we go there, we will try to win. I'm pretty sure there are no easy games now, we have to be prepared.”

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