Crystal Palace forced to apologise over Preston ‘Lancashite’ jibe
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.”