Wayne Gretzky’s nickname is ‘the Great One’ and he is considered by most players, managers, sportswriters (really just about everyone) as the greatest hockey player ever! He made the #99 famous and it is the only number that the National Hockey League retired league-wide.
With such a high-profile, well-recognized player in town you would think a team handing out a custom jersey to the former winger would get it right but sadly Tottenham made the mistake of mis-spelling the Canadian’s name replacing the ‘z’ with an ‘s’ when he visited White Hart Lane on Wednesday.
The London club sent out a tweet with the image but quickly took it down as readers pointed out the mistake although with social media it was too late to erase the bad memory.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 24, 2015
The club sent out an apology with the promise to send a correctly customized jersey.
And Gretzky was quick to accept the apology.
Not to worry @SpursOfficial It happens all the time!
— Wayne Gretzky (@OfficialGretzky) September 23, 2015
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