FOURTH POST – OCTOBER 15, 2012 – WELL, I’LL BE A MONKEY’S UNCLE! WHO SAID THE EMIRATES ARE SAND MONKEYS?
Mark the Brit, ever on the watch for tastelessness and insensitivity, immediately sent this to us for review. We believe it’s worth sharing with our readers. We told you so.
“The AFC apologises for an editorial mistake in which the UAE national team was inadvertently referred to by an inaccurate nickname on the AFC’s official website. The error, which was mainly because of referral to a popular web-based encyclopedia … was corrected immediately after it was noticed” – the Asian Football Confederation hastily backtracks after calling the UAE football team “sand monkeys”, after being misled by Wikipedia
We told you so, indeed.