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Unfortunate Headline Of The Day



This headline comes to us courtesy of Australian newspaper The Age.

The article is about an Australian Rules Football coach who was trying to boost the morale of a suspended player. It’s pretty straightforward to have a team nickname and a player name in a headline for a story, but in this case the combination ended up with an entirely different meaning for Americans who happened to see it.

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Yes, the team is the Bombers and the player is named McVeigh, resulting in a headline that reads, “Bombers coach to pep up hurting McVeigh.”

Nobody expects people outside of the United States to be conscious of Oklahoma City Bombing references, but that’s an odd headline to be reading.

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