A newspaper in Ireland has mistakenly published a picture of Stormzy on a story about Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku.
The story, on the cover of Monday's Irish Herald, related to Lukaku's £75m transfer from Everton to Manchester United and was published under the headline "Lukaku Is Ready To Work." The picture shows Man Utd fan Stormzy wearing one of the club's training tops.
At the time of writing Stormzy has yet to comment on the error. However, the mistake is trending on Twitter and fans are not holding back with their thoughts on the subject.
"Is there a picture of Lukaku in United shirt yet?"— 🐐 (@eaglemoustache) July 10, 2017
"Nah, just use Stormzy instead." pic.twitter.com/mtE6GkikL3
The Herald have mistaken Stormzy for Romelu Lukaku on their backpage. pic.twitter.com/UH1vIpzdPc— Darren Cleary (@RadioCleary) July 10, 2017
That Herald / Stormzy pic raises questions about their attitude to people of colour + the source of their pictures and if they actually pay— Richie McCormåck (@RichieMcCormack) July 10, 2017
Did the Herald photo editor not wonder where a photo of Lukaku in a United top came from??— Sean Noone (@spooneman) July 10, 2017
Herald: "Manchester United fans have spray painted a mural of new signing Lukaku in Dublin's Smithfield market" pic.twitter.com/7oTA3kEqnM— Jay Hester (@jayhester) July 10, 2017
Update: July 10 9:30 a.m. EST. The Irish Herald has issued an apology.
"To be honest, we are totally embarrassed and want to say sorry to all involved and our readers for the error," editor Alan Steenson wrote. "We will keep our eye on the ball in future."
Meanwhile, Stormzy reacted on Twitter.
I don't find none of this funny btw 🤷🏿♂️don't wanna sound like the party pooper who missed the joke...— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 10, 2017