US: Press agency accidentally labels basketball team’s new uniform ‘gay’
The Associated Press has apologised to a NBA basketball team, after a typo led them to accidentally describe their new gray uniform as ‘gay’.
The unfortunate typo in a story about the Brooklyn Nets read: “The Nets debuted an alternate gay, short-sleeve, V-neck home jersey with Brooklyn across the chest in blue lettering.”
The Brooklyn Nets last month signed Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player.
The slip-up, found by Deadspin, made it into a report about the basketball team’s game last Friday.
A statement from Associated Press read: “In a March 22 story about the Brooklyn Nets’ victory over Boston, The Associated Press mischaracterized the alternate jersey the Nets debuted. It is gray, not gay.”