Manchester United stadium Old Trafford comes up as 'Theatre of S***e' on Google Maps

The stadium name had been edited by an internet prankster

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Google is investigating how the phrase "Theatre of  S***e" was pinned to its map of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.

The stadium is, of course, known as the 'Theatre of Dreams', but if searched for it yesterday on Google Maps the offensive term came up instead for its label.

A Google spokesman said yesterday: "We are aware of the issue and working as quickly as possible to fix it."

The Manchester Evening News report that the web giant believes the error may have stemmed from its MatchMaker tool which relies on edits by users across the world to keep the map up-to-date.

The page is available for anyone to edit the text.

 

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The cheeky term (right) on Google Maps yesterday

It's the not the first time this has happened either, in the build-up to the north London derby last month, at various points the Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane came up as "S*****e" on Google maps.

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