MirrorFootball.co.uk: Bringing Liverpool fans a better result

Hats off to football site Off The Post for this excellent spot – which has now correctly attributed the spot to Keith Belfast’s blog.

It seems the Mirror’s new football website, launched last month, gave an alternative match report for last night’s game between Liverpool and Aston Villa.

The site’s Twitter account @mirrorfootball tweeted the final score as 1-0 Liverpool. In reality the side suffered their second defeat of the season and it finished 3-1 to Aston Villa (as correctly reported elsewhere on the site):

Mirror Football Tweet

Automation problem or just a dreaming Liverpool fan behind the account? Perhaps it’s fantasy football goes Twitter? Journalism.co.uk has contacted the team and is hoping to find out. As of 4:18pm today the tweet was still there…

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