Oh. And Dear. Saints get over a dodgy spell only to find their local paper embarking on one. Not only unfamiliar with the name of the national stadium, the paper regards Chelsea as singular. pic.twitter.com/5z2KzEmZIU
— Neville Dalton (@PompeyNev) March 19, 2018
Football fans often add an extra syllable so ‘Wembley’ becomes ‘Wemb-er-ley’ in order for it to fit into certain terrace songs, but the Southern Daily Echo appeared to go the other way this week by shortening the name of England’s national stadium.
Journalist Neville Dalton, who specialises in coverage of women’s football, pointed out the error, which occurred after Southampton FC booked a semi-final appearance at the footballing Mecca by overcoming Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.
Neville added: “No pleasure in highlighting it. The Echo was (and probably still is) a fine newspaper.
“But journalists (not just there) are working under increasing handicaps, with fewer checks, and fundamental front-page errors like these are indicative of the potential consequences.”