FC Cincinnati has made headlines partially for the wrong reasons.
The MLS team became the butt of many a Twitter joke Thursday after it posted a photo of what it thought was its newly appointed head coach Jaap Stam. The photo actually was of Ajax youth coach Tinus van Teunenbroek, another bald Dutchman. Cincinnati’s social media team quickly deleted the photo and shared an image, which included Stam.
ICYMI: Join us in welcoming our 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 new head coach, Jaap Stam. #FCCincy
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) May 21, 2020
But Cincinnati couldn’t make the correction before Twitter had the opportunity to spot the error and laugh.
Congrats, Jaap! pic.twitter.com/jiwqCHAqkQ
— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) May 21, 2020
Welcome, Jaap! pic.twitter.com/v5E166Wmep
— New York Red Bulls | #StayHome (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 21, 2020
Welcome, Jaap! pic.twitter.com/d5reslJDe2
— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) May 21, 2020
What up, Jaap! pic.twitter.com/HdKW7o2vmm
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) May 21, 2020
Welcome Jaap! pic.twitter.com/7GoVoXjJLX
— Gerrit Hol (@GerritHol96) May 21, 2020
Welcome to MLS, Jaap Stam! pic.twitter.com/OxuKfwjgvJ
— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) May 21, 2020
Stam, 47, was one of the top central defenders of his generation. After playing for Dutch clubs FC Zwolle, SC Cambuur, Willem II, and PSV Eindhoven, he joined Manchester United in 1998. He went on to win three Premier League titles with the Red Devils as well as the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He subsequently played for Italian clubs Lazio and AC Milan before returning to the Netherlands to join Ajax, with whom he retired. He also played 67 games for the Netherlands’ national team.
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