What should have been a moving tribute to Everton FC fans who have lost their lives to Covid descended into shock and confusion after the club included an image of Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

The club shared a video on Twitter displaying the names and photos of streams of supporters who have died with coronavirus, but people were quick to point out that not all of them were accurate.

Eagle-eyed viewers spotted the picture of German-Dutch diarist Anne who died, aged 15, in 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration, included in the four minute-long slide show. The photo appeared one minute 50 seconds into the clip.

Meanwhile, users also highlighted a number of other fake names in the memorial list, including “Fay Knewse”.

Comedian and writer David Baddiel was among those to point out the glaring error:

The video was posted on the club’s social media accounts shortly before kick-off in the club’s Premier League opener against Southampton at Goodison Park.

It remained online for almost seven hours despite an increasing number of supporters taking to their own social media to point out the mistake.

Everton declined to comment but club officials are said to be “appalled” by those who saw fit to sabotage the tribute, which was collated using submissions from hundreds of supporters.

A new, re-edited version of the video was published shortly before 10pm, with the message: “Today was all about you.”

It added: “Those reunited with us at Goodison, but sadly also those that couldn’t be there who we have lost over the course of the pandemic. RIP Blues”.

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