Picture: BBC confuses India with Ireland in Olympic gaffe 7 years ago

Picture: BBC confuses India with Ireland in Olympic gaffe

The BBC news website this morning made that age old classic mistake of confusing India for Ireland.

In a huge faux pas, they had an image of the Irish Olympic team being led by Katie Taylor carrying the flag in a news article titled ‘India returns to the Olympic fold’

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I mean who amongst you has not tried to order an Indian takeaway only to accidently order an Irish? It’s happened to us all and if I had a penny for every time I turned up in Delhi for the St Patrick’s Day parade only to find out it was in Dublin, I’d be fit to be sectioned.