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Football: Probe over Hillsborough online insults 'from govt devices'

Published on Apr 25, 2014 7:23 PM

LONDON (AFP) - The British government was on Friday investigating claims that official computers were used to post inflammatory comments about the Hillsborough stadium disaster on Wikipedia.

Anonymous alterations to the online encyclopedia entry about the tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans died were made from computers on the government's secure intranet, the Liverpool Echo reported.

The newspaper said revisions to the Wikipedia entry began five years ago on the 20th anniversary of the disaster, and again in 2012.

Among the reported amendments to the Hillsborough section was an insertion saying "Blame Liverpool fans", and two years ago the phrase "You'll never walk alone" was altered to "You'll never walk again".

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