Herald mixes up Stormzy and Lukaku in photograph error

‘Hands up, we got it badly wrong’: newspaper apologises for confusion in Monday’s article

The Herald newspaper has apologised for mixing up professional soccer player Romelu Lukaku and grime artist Stormzy in a photograph error.

An article in Monday's Herald with the headline "Lukaku ready for work" is accompanied by a photograph of Stormzy - not Lukaku.

The photograph used, which sees Stormzy in a Manchester United jacket, was in fact taken at the club's away kit launch last May in London.

Lukaku, who is an Everton striker, is on the brink of signing a transfer deal with Manchester United.


The newspaper's editor, Alan Steenson, issued an apology on herald.ie, saying:

“Hands up, we got it badly wrong.

“Earlier, we made an error with a picture of Romelu Lukaku that wasn’t him. It was Stormzy.

“To be honest, we are totally embarrassed and want to say sorry to all involved and our readers for the error.

“We will keep our eye on the ball in future.”

Niamh Towey

Niamh Towey

Niamh Towey is an Irish Times journalist