Wednesday 25 April 2018

Taylor made in Britain?

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

BRITAIN's 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper was forced to apologise yesterday after it referred to boxer Katie Taylor as British.

The mistake comes just a week after the newspaper twice described the late author Maeve Binchy as "one of Britain's richest women" in an obituary.

In its 'London 2012' supplement yesterday, the newspaper asked: "Can anyone defeat Britain's Katie Taylor, the most technically proficient attacking boxer in the world?"

The Bray boxer beat Tajik fighter Mavzuna Chorieva yesterday, securing at least a silver medal in the Games.

'The Daily Telegraph' tweeted an apology after the remark: "We're sorry for mistakenly describing the fantastic boxer Katie Taylor as British in our London 2012 section today. She is Irish, of course."

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