Supporters left angry as Everton include Anne Frank picture in tribute video

The Toffees have sparked backlash from fans far and wide online after Anne Frank mistakenly appeared in a lengthy tribute video to commemorate fans that have died during the pandemic

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Everton have angered supporters of a number of clubs including their own after a bizarre gaffe was spotted in a video paying tribute to those who have died during the pandemic uploaded to their official Twitter page.

The video lasts for three minutes and 51 seconds, but at the one minute fifty second mark fans spotted that a picture of Holocaust victim Anne Frank appears in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Why this occurs is unclear, but the video remains up on the club’s account nearly seven hours after it was first uploaded, despite a number of angry fans pointing out the mistake in the replies to the post.

The video is accompanied by a caption that reads: “We’ve lost far, far too many Evertonians over the course of the pandemic. We wish they could all be here with us today. RIP Blues.”

It was posted less than ten minutes before Everton’s opening game of the 2021/22 Premier League season against Southampton, where they picked up all three points after winning 3-1.

Immediately after its upload, a number of outraged fans replied to the video to point out the mistake and question how it was made in the first place.

Actress Yasmin A. Choudhury wrote: “This is when you know your marketing department don’t really care. They did it for clout. We know it. You know it.

“If you are really careful you would’ve checked it. I hope you make a donation to an anti-Semitic project group. #justsaying suggestion from this Muslim.”

Her sentiments were echoed by another fan, who wrote: “it’s pretty distasteful and ruins any genuine sentiment that might have been behind it.”

Some supporters rejected the notion it was an honest mistake, with one fan claiming: “Nothing accidental about it. Anne Frank was not an Everton fan. Nor did she die from COVID.

“They’re using the image of a murdered Jewish child, one of the most famous Holocaust victims, for a laugh, because they think we’re all too stupid or careless to notice.”

Everton are yet to comment on the video or issue any form of apology.

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