Spurs gave Wayne Gretzky a shirt with his name spelled wrong on it
September 23, 2015
Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was at White Hart Lane for Spurs’ Capital One Cup match against Arsenal, so the club rolled out the red carpet for him. Ledley King even presented him with a personalized №99 Spurs shirt with his name on it in front of the cameras. The only problem was that the shirt spelled Gretzky’s name with an “s” instead of a “z.”
Remarkably, the club didn’t realize this until after they shared pictures of it on their social media channels. I guess the soft spoken Gretzky was too polite to point out the error.
The tweet carrying the above photo was promptly deleted though, and an apology was made.
Our sincere apologies to @OfficialGretzky for the shirt error. New one on its way! #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 23, 2015
But Gretzky was cool about it.
Not to worry @SpursOfficial It happens all the time!
— Wayne Gretzky (@WayneGretzky) September 23, 2015