President Obama Mistaken For England Soccer Player On World Cup Mug

A company that created special souvenir World Cup mugs with the faces and names of England’s soccer players made a hilarious mistake, mixing up center back Chris Smalling and United States President Barack Obama.


The company created an entire set of mugs representing each player on the England World Cup roster in Brazil, but as expected, that mistake resulted in all of them being sent to the clearance section. For £11.99, or about $20.49, you can own one of these Obama mugs.

An explanation of the mishap has been posted on Wholesale Clearance UK:

“The Dorset company in question (whose blushes we shall protect for now …. maybe!) was given the seemingly easy job of sourcing royalty free pictures of each England squad player to use on the England mugs — along with other accompanying items such as England coasters, England mouse mats etc. They passed this onto to their young, bright eyed and bushy tailed new apprentice. The designs were proofed and signed off by the 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.

“Due to our ongoing commitment to help local companies get their products noticed, last Wednesday 2,000 of each of the England items came into the warehouse. We eagerly unpacked them and on close inspection it turned out that the Chris Smalling cup had Barack Obama’s head on instead of Chris’.”

Overall, this has been a World Cup to forget for England, both on and off the field.

Photo via Twitter/@mLudden

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