Stormzy, the English grime superstar who is merely days away from touching down in Australia for his first Aussie tour since 2015, including a spot on the Splendour In The Grass lineup, has hit out at an Irish newspaper for confusing him with Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku.
As The Telegraph reports, in an article about Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku passing a Manchester United medical test, Irish newspaper The Herald mistakenly included a picture of Stormzy. Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Omari, happens to be an avid Manchester United fan, and as such, is often seen supporting the team. In this case, the picture used by The Herald just happens to be Stormzy in a top bearing the club’s logo, rather than Romelu Lukaku.
Stormzy wasn’t impressed, and took to Twitter to let his feelings about the matter be known. “I don’t find none of this funny btw,” he wrote. “Don’t wanna sound like the party pooper who missed the joke…”
I don’t find none of this funny btw ??♂️don’t wanna sound like the party pooper who missed the joke…
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 10, 2017
Thankfully, The Herald have since owned up to their mistake and have issued an apology towards the two individuals. In an article titled ‘Apologies for picture error’, the newspaper admits its error. “Hands up, we got it badly wrong,” the apology begins. “Earlier, we made an error with a picture of Romelu Lukaku that wasn’t him. It was Stormzy. To be honest, we are totally embarrassed and want to say sorry to all involved and our readers for the error. We will keep our eye on the ball in future.”
Stormzy is yet to respond to the apology publicly.
Stormzy is in the country in just a few days for his Aussie tour. If you’re one of the lucky ones to have scored tickets to the almost sold out, it’s undoubtedly going to be a pretty exciting one. Check out Stormzy’s track ‘Cold’ below.