Crystal Palace forced to apologise over Preston ‘Lancashite’ jibe

Posted by - September 2, 2009 - Championship, Oddballs

Eagles sorry for press release blunder

Crystal Palace have issued an apology after dubbing Championship rivals Preston a “Lancashite outfit” in a press release.

The Eagles’ press office were so eager to tell the world they had signed Claude Davis from Derby County that they neglected to check their press release for typos, and allowed an absolutely howler to slip through.

Recalling Davis’ time spent at Deepdale, Palace told the media: “He made over 100 appearances in all competitions for the Lancashite outfit.”

Palace were quick to say sorry for the error. Press officer Thomas Coupland insisted: “I would like to apologise. It was purely a typo and not a deliberate attempt to tarnish the name of our Championship counterparts.”

  • David Allison

    Haha… the amount of times I’ve caught the ‘t’ instead of the ‘r’. It was inevitable someone was gonna fall foul of this. Bet it’s not the first time, either…

  • tommy twojags

    Sorry, I can’t see any mistake in the original press release.