Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/06/scunthorpe_outrage/

Footie fans in 'cunthorpe Utd' calendar shocker

Club grovels after rude merchandising mishap

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 6th January 2011 11:58 GMT

Scunthorpe United has apologised to 2,000 fans for rather unfortunately dropping the "S" from the club's name in a personalised 2011 calendar, the Sun reports.

According to the paper, the £12.99 calendar "each month shows photos of the Championship club's players as well as prominently displaying the fan's name".

Fan Jamie Muir got one as a Xmas present from his mum, but when he flicked through to September, he was "stunned" to find that a hoarding which should have declared "Jamie Muir, Scunthorpe United Number 1 Fan", was missing the crucial letter.

Pub landlord Muir said: "I had to rub my eyes. I thought I was seeing things. Initially, I thought the publishers had made a mistake with mine."

In fact, a grovelling letter of apology from the club showed that Muir wasn't the only victim of the outrage. The missive included a correctional sticker to cover the offending omission, but Muir chuckled: "They asked us to put it over the mistake, but I reckon I'll keep it as it is!"

Michelle Harness, speaking for the "tupid ods" down at Scunthorpe, offered: "It was an unfortunate error." ®