For sports fans, Christmas is a time to exchange all kinds of sports gear and memorabilia, and if you’re ever unsure what to get the sports fan in your life, you can never go wrong with your favorite player’s jersey.
Well, almost never as these unfortunate fans found out on Sunday. Even if the gift giver’s intention is right on the money, the maker of the jersey still has to uphold their end of the bargain.
For some reason, jersey makers have difficulty getting Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s name right. Even his own team misspelled the slugger’s last name thousands of times for a free giveaway back when he played for the Rockies. With that sort of track record, fans can’t be too surprised with a misprint, but it doesn’t even seem like they were trying with this one.
Well, at least “Tluowitzki” is a more original take on misspelling Tulowitzki, so at least that Jays fan has a collectors item on their hands.
However, this wasn’t the only fan to suffer a Christmas gift snafu. One mother wanted to give her son a nice Wilton Speight Michigan jersey for Christmas, and just told the printer not to bother putting a name on the back. Unfortunately for the son, the printer took his mother’s words a little too literally.
My mom ordered me a #3 UM Jersey where she told them to "Leave Off" the last name
This gift did have a happy ending though as the gaffe caught the attention of presumably one of the Wolverines fan’s favorite players on Twitter.
This is priceless https://t.co/z5wFUNiWT1
— Wilton Speight (@WiltonSpeight) December 25, 2016
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