The former Ukip leader claimed the left-wing party had brought the issue to the forefront before the by-election to smear the Bootle native in a desperate ploy to retain their seat in Stoke-on-Trent Central.
When quizzed by the Express.co.uk if he thought Labour were to blame, he said: “Oh yes. For years the Labour party have tried to keep him out of the whole Hillsborough debate purely for party political reasons.
“He has tried in the past to join the various groups and he has literally been excluded from them.
Nigel Farage claimed Labour are behind the Hillsborough smears on Paul Nuttall
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“I think they picked on an issue with which they thought they could divert him from the by-election and it’s obviously something he feels very passionate about.”
Nigel Farage added he did not know if the top of the Labour party had issued a directive to discredit Mr Nuttall.
Mr Nuttall has faced heavy criticism over posts on his website dated from 2011 and 2012 which wrongly claimed he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster.
The incumbent Ukip leader was challenged about the claims live on air during an interview with Radio City Talk in Liverpool and apologised for the post.
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He told the presenter: "I haven't lost a close personal friend, I've lost someone who I know. I haven't put that out, that is wrong."
Ukip press officer Lynda Roughley admitted she was “entirely responsible” for the posts and offered her resignation, which Mr Nuttall rejected.
A Ukip spokesman said: "Obviously Paul is grateful for her offer, but what sort of chap would he be to say her career is dead for what seems to be a minor error six years ago?"
Mr Nuttall has been campaigning in Stoke-on-Trent Central and trying to overturn a 5,041 Labour majority.
Stoke will take to the polls on February 23.