The British government has pledged to launch an 'urgent inquiry' after the Liverpool Echo reported that disgraceful changes were made to the Hillsborough Wikipedia page from computers inside government buildings at Whitehall.
The posts included changing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' to 'You'll Never Walk Again' in 2009, and adding the line 'Blame Liverpool fans' in 2012.
'This is Anfield' was changed to 'This is a Shithole' and the line 'nothing for the victims of the Heysel stadium disaster' was added to the description of the Hillsborough memorial photo.
A spokeswoman for the cabinet said:
We thank the Liverpool ECHO for bringing this to our attention. This is a matter that we will treat with the utmost seriousness and are making urgent inquiries.
No one should be in any doubt of the government’s position regarding the Hillsborough disaster and its support for the families of the 96 victims and all those affected by the tragedy.
The Liverpool Echo, who broke the story, spoke to Sheila Coleman from the Hillsborough Justice Camaign and she said:
It’s absolutely appalling, disgraceful.
I’m just completely appalled, my God. It’s shocking that these comments came from within the government, no matter how spurious.
The fact is that these changes came from within the government and that’s very saddening. It warrants an investigation and we will be seeking formal advice from our legal team.
An official inquiry will be necessary if they are to identify which department the changes came from.