Newspaper condemning racism cannot tell the difference between two Spurs players

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The racist chants that Montenegro fans allegedly targeted Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling with has rightly dominated the news this week.

Several Premier League managers including Mauricio Pochettino have condemned the behavior of the Montenegro fans using harsh words.

England captain Harry Kane has even said that he would be open to walking his team off the pitch if his teammates are racially abused again.

So in a week when racism once again reared its ugly head in football, the Tottenham players decided to wear ‘Kick it Out’ shirts to raise awareness to the campaign dedicated to kicking inequality of all forms including racism, out of the game.

The Daily Star decided to cover the story about the Spurs players showing their support to the campaign, but they made a horrible mistake.

While the main picture of the article featured defenders Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth with the kick it out shirts, the caption identified the players as Mousa Sissoko and Juan Foyth.

Of all the places to get the names of two people of colour mixed up, in an article condemning racism is surely the worst.

Here’s how Spurs fans reacted to the mistake:

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