Irish newspaper error confuses Romelu Lukaku and Stormzy

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2017

The Herald newspaper has apologised for mixing up professional soccer player Romelu Lukaku and grime artist Stormzy in a photograph error.

The story came with the headline "Lukaku is ready for work", but instead of the former Everton striker, the paper published a photo of English musician Stormzy.

The other parties involved, Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United, have obviously steered clear of this incident. Earlier, we made an error with a picture of Romelu Lukaku that wasn't him.

Another wrote: "Oh dear The Irish Herald have had an absolute shocker here".

That mural has been used as ammunition to mock The Herald for their blunder.

Tweets lambasting the gaffe have now been retweeted thousands of times, with "The Irish Herald" a trending topic in London.

Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Omari, happens to be an avid Manchester United fan, and as such, is often seen supporting the team.

However, in all the excitement, The Herald's poor old befuddled picture editor managed to mix up the 24-year-old Belgian striker's photo with an image of United Kingdom gangsta rapper Stormzy.

A video clip of Stormzy's appearance on Sunday Brunch, reportedly from earlier this year, appeared to bring up the same topic of the rapper's similar looks to footballer Lukaku. Do you know what's so mad, yeah?

"I'm not going to lie, every time I see him, I just look at it and I think, yeah, you do mate", he said.

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