The one good thing about the transfer window was that were few rumours about Hatem Ben Arfa leaving Newcastle United, even though manager Alan Pardew did personally link him with Everton, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any negative news about the Frenchman, as Mike Ashley’s company got his name wrong!
This may have passed you by due to the hectic nature of the transfer window and the rumours that popped up left, right and centre, or in Newcastle’s case the tumbleweed that went by, but earlier this week the picture above was taken from the Sports Direct website, owned by Mr Ashley himself.
It clearly shows Ben Arfa spelt Ben Afra, which is pretty amateurish to say the least and seeing that Pardew calls him Hatam rather than Hatem, the Frenchman must just wish that someone in the north east could get his name right.
The website has since changed the shirt name to the correct spelling, but no wonder there was up to 30% off at the time, hardly a bargain!
I thought it was only Director of Football Joe Kinnear that couldn’t pronounce names right, but it seems that the disease is spreading…