What is it with mainstream media sources and seemingly not proofing before they publish? First we had the ESPN disaster with the Jeremy Lin story titled “Chink in the Armor” and now this, a front page photo of Spanish footballer Carles Puyol thrusting his crotch right in the face of teammate Xavi. This is the type of thing a diligent editor would notice immediately and pull from the cover, but this one somehow slipped through the cracks.
Catalan-leaning Spanish rag SPORT had to subtly alter their front cover this morning due to a slight issue with the juxtaposition of Carles Puyol’s thrusting crotch and Xavi’s gaping mouth in the photo used on their first run.
Although not offensive like the Jeremy Lin headline was, this miscue is just asinine and someone should get fired over this. I can’t imagine how many old ladies were calling in complaints about how disgusted they were at the cover. They corrected this by putting out a second, less sexually offensive version later in the day, but the damage was done as this has been making the rounds all day. Below check out some more sports related newspaper/online screw-ups and let us know of any others in the comments.