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Friday, April 23, 2021

Newspapers last-minute headline change after a coincidental Northern Ireland faux pas.

A UK based newspaper, Metro, made a last-minute change to their main headline this morning after it appeared to inadvertently cause a faux pas with its two front-page stories

The initial headline read ‘Glorious Twelfth’ below a story of the overnight riots in Belfast, which at first glance could have been about the Orange Orders annual parade on July 12 in Northern Ireland.

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Instead, the story was in fact about the relaxation of several restrictions in England from Monday, April 12, allowing the opening of pubs and restaurants.

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In a last-minute change, the newspaper seemed to realise the coincidental connection with Northern Ireland and the headline was reworded to ‘Get The Beers In’.

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