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Hip-Hop Artist Stormzy Mistaken for Manchester United Player Stormzy was not happy about the graphic gaffe

In today’s climate of fake news and unverified sources, one of the most important aspects of journalism is fact-checking. Failing to verify information before it goes to print can quickly cause a publication to lose credibility, post a retraction, or lose readership.

Dublin’s The Herald is learning that lesson the hard way as it mistakenly used an image of Hip-Hop artist Stormzy instead of a photo of recently signed Manchester United player Romelu Lukaku.

While mistakes like this can be common for writers, the goof made it past the editors of the paper as well. The Herald sent out a tweet apologizing for the error and to the real Lukaku, but something like this should not have been missed if all parties were following the process.

Stormzy took to social media claiming that he didn’t find this mistake funny, and the Herald issued him an apology also.



Chad Sanchez

I'm an alumni of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism. Married with two children, residing in Houston, TX but originally from Dallas, TX so I love the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Cowboys. I love sports, gaming and fashion and how they all wrap together into a unique culture. Hoping to turn my passion into a career.

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