Skip to comments.Barack Obama Mistaken for England's Chris Smalling on Set of World Cup Mugs
Posted on 06/28/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The result is hilarious an image of the most recognisable face on the planet stuck on the side of a mug in amongst the rest of the Three Lions Brazil 2014 squad. The mistake has made it impossible to sell the 2,000 mugs featuring the faces of the England team, who are already out of the competition.
As a result, the mugs have now been handed to a wholesale company to try and get rid of them, the UKsIndependent newspaper reports.
Karl Baxter MD for Wholesale Clearance told the Independent: "The Dorset company in question was given the seemingly easy job of sourcing royalty free pictures of each England squad player to use on the England mugs along with other accompanying items such as England coasters, England mouse mats etc.
"They passed this onto to their young, bright eyed and bushy tailed new apprentice. The designs were proofed and signed off by their boss.
"They immediately contacted us and 2,000 of the England items was dispatched to our warehouse. We eagerly unpacked them and, indeed it turned out that the Chris Smalling cup had Barack Obamas head on instead of Chriss."
barak has used his spray on gray
In the top photo, I first thought those handles were ears.
It takes teamwork to make a mistake of this magnitude, unless it was meant as satire, which I doubt. Whoever made this error knows as much about Obama as we in the states know about Chris Smalling.
Actually, at first I thought the article was about STUART SMALLING, as played by Al Franken. Mixing Obama up with Stuart Smalling would have been more believable.
We need a “Chicago wins 2020 Olympics” headline on the reverse side.
He’s a small man. It’s an easy mistake.
Yeah, I agree - a much better likeness.
Boy, does he have an ugly mug. I never could figure out how desperate a woman had to be to consider Bambi handsome.
That must be one ugly mug.