NHL hockey great Wayne Gretzky – who apparently is a Spurs fan, who knew – was in attendance at today's North London Derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the Capital One Cup third round. Everyone was excited to see him, none more so than the Spurs brass, who presented him with his own custom Tottenham shirt.
NHL legend Wayne Gretzky is at White Hart Lane tonight pic.twitter.com/13aBFECq6R— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) September 23, 2015
...What's that? You mean it's spelled... Oh.
Spurs' official account deleted the original tweet, but the damage was already done. Can we hand-wave this away by explaining that in England a lot of words use the letter S instead of the letter Z? "Utilise?" "Prioritise?" "Analyse?"
No? Well, crap.
The good news is that Wayne Gretzky was an excellent sport about the whole thing, and took it all in stride. I mean, it's not like there's a lot of hockey in Europe, right?
Not to worry @SpursOfficial It happens all the time!— Wayne Gretzky (@OfficialGretzky) September 23, 2015