A hilarious blunder at a company producing World Cup merchandise has seen Barack Obama mistaken for England defender Chris Smalling on a set of World Cup mugs.
The U.S. President is pictured wearing the England football top after a junior member of staff was tasked with finding royalty free images of the Three Lions squad.
The head and shoulders photo printed on the mugs show Obama wearing the kit, with the caption ‘Chris Smalling World Cup squad Brazil 2014’ beneath it.
A junior member of staff at the Dorset company could be facing demotion after being trusted with the task of sourcing royalty free pictures of each England player to use on the mugs.
‘The designs were proofed and signed off by their boss, who had clearly had a heavy night with the lads playing poker and before he’d had his first vat of coffee the following morning.
‘They immediately contacted us and 2,000 of the England items were dispatched to our warehouse. We eagerly unpacked them and, indeed it turned out that the Chris Smalling cup had Barack Obama’s head on instead of Chris’.’