Tuesday 6 December 2016

ESPN wishes Willian a happy birthday (posts picture of Chelsea team-mate Loic Remy instead)

Published 09/08/2015 | 14:09

Willian (L) of Chelsea celebrates scoring with Cesc Fabregas
Willian (L) of Chelsea celebrates scoring with Cesc Fabregas

ESPN deleted a tweet today after apparently mistaking Willian for Chelsea team-mate Loic Remy.

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Wanting to wish Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder a happy birthday, the ESPN UK Twitter account, which is followed by over 800,000 people, sent out the following message.

"He had a great game for Chelsea yesterday, and today Willian can celebrate his 27th birthday. Happy birthday! #CFC"

Only, there was a major mistake with the tweet as it was accompanied by a picture of Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

Others on Twitter quickly pointed out the error - with more than one tweeting along the lines of "You only had one job".

The tweet was quickly removed when the error was spotted.

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