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Manchester United's Daley Blind suffers embarrassing copy and paste gaffe on Instagram

The Dutchman joins Sunderland's Victor Anichebe in failing to properly read his emails

Wednesday 26 July 2017 13:28 BST
Blind initially failed to see there was anything wrong with the message
Blind initially failed to see there was anything wrong with the message (Man Utd via Getty Images)

Daley Blind has become the latest Premier League footballer to suffer a copy and paste gaffe on social media.

The Manchester United utility man was found guilty of having failed to properly read his emails after being requested to post an image of himself wearing the club's new third kit on Instagram.

The error became clear in the first line of the Dutchman's post which appeared to have been sent to him by an Adidas or United PR rep and was not meant to be shared with the wider public.

"Hi mate, would you be ok posting this image on your social channels with the following copy?," the message read.

The errant line was followed by what was clearly supposed to be the standalone caption:

"Ready for the next match in the new @adidasfootball third shirt! Let's go! @manchesterunited #HereToCreate."

Blind deleted his post after the error was highlighted and quickly replaced it with the correct version.

The United man, currently on a pre-season tour with the club in the US, is not the first Premier League footballer to fall foul of a similar gaffe.

Sunderland's Victor Anichebe is perhaps the most notable example, having tweeted the following after the club suffered a last minute defeat away to West Ham...

Unsurprisingly, the attempt to ease the pain of the travelling support had the complete opposite effect.

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