Monday 18 December 2017

FAI drops the ball with 'Silgo' blunder on winners' medals

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

FAI Cup organisers were left red-faced after a glaring spelling mistake on the medals presented to the winners.

Sligo Rovers received a heroes' welcome back to their home county last night, but they won't have been so pleased about their medals' spelling of "Silgo".

"FAI Senior Challenge Cup Final. Drogheda United v Silgo Rovers. Winners 2013," reads the metal memento.

The FAI said "this was an error made by our supplier".

"The matter will be subject to a full review and the medals will be replaced," said an FAI spokesperson.

Rovers clawed back a victory from Drogheda United's early lead in dramatic fashion on Sunday. Fans turned out in Riverstown – dubbed Roverstown last night – and did not seem too concerned about the spelling mistake as they greeted their heroes.

But on social media, many were eager to poke fun. One Twitter user said: "Tippex won't solve this typo on FAI Cup medal. Or maybe there is a club called Silgo Rovers."


Irish Independent

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