Wayne Gretzky receives misspelled soccer jersey


Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. (Liam Richards/CP)

As the highest scoring player in NHL history, the legendary Wayne Gretzky often serves as a worldwide ambassador for the game of hockey. 

The Great One has travelled the globe meeting dignitaries, athletes and other notable figures, and has taken on a variety of roles since his retirement from the NHL, ranging from hosting Saturday Night Live to receiving the Order of Canada.

He was in attendance for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup match featuring Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal at White Hart Lane in London. In a show of goodwill, the hometown Spurs presented Gretzky with his own personalized No. 99 kit.

There was just one problem: They spelled his name wrong.

It’s an unfortunate mixup, but one that was quickly laughed off, judging by the following interaction between Gretzky and the team:

If the Spurs wanted to double-check the spelling on Gretzky’s last name they should have checked the NHL history books — it gets repeated in there over and over again.

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