Tottenham Hotspur apologise after embarrassingly spelling ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's name wrong on shirt

The Spurs shirt printers had a mare

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Tottenham Hotspur have apologised to ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, after embarrassingly spelling his name wrong on the back of a shirt which was presented to him before their 2-1 defeat by Arsenal in the League Cup last night.

Before kick-off at White Hart Lane, Gretzky, 54, a guest of the club's for the evening, was presented a Spurs' shirt with 'Gretsky' wrongly printed on the back.

After many Twitter users noticed the unfortunate error, Spurs sent out a tweet at half-time to Gretzky, offering their "sincere apologies".

The Canadian former ice hockey player, known as "the greatest of all time", took it all in his stride, replying to Spurs:

The slip did not get past famous Arsenal fan and Spurs troll Piers Morgan, however:

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