作者：沪江英语 来源：互联网 2014-06-26 13:02
A hilarious blunder at a company producing World Cup merchandise has seen Barack Obama mistaken for defender Chris Smalling on a set of mugs.
The U.S. President is pictured wearing the England football top after a junior member of staff was tasked with finding royalty free images of the squad.
The head and shoulders photo printed on the mugs show Obama wearing the kit, with the caption Chris Smalling World Cup squad Brazil 2014 beneath it.
The merchandise company which made the error has now hastily turned to Dorset-based expert clearance resellers Wholesale Clearance UK to try and shift the stock that could have easily appeared in an Only Fools and Horses episode.
Wholesale Clearance managing director Karl Baxter said the company contacted him with the hope of off-loading the stock.
Mr Baxter said he believed a junior member of staff at the Dorset company responsible could be facing demotion after being trusted with the task of sourcing royalty free pictures of each England player to use on the mugs.
They passed this onto to their young, bright eyed and bushy tailed new apprentice. The designs were proofed and signed off by their boss, who had clearly had a heavy night with the lads playing poker and before he'd had his first vat of coffee the following morning.
They immediately contacted us and 2,000 of the England items were dispatched to our warehouse. We eagerly unpacked them and, indeed it turned out that the Chris Smalling cup had Barack Obam’s head on instead of Chris’s.