I’ll cut the Tampa Bay Lightning a little bit of slack because the season just started, but I mean, this is a pretty bad mistake.
During the team’s game on Thursday, the team handed out its ‘Hero Award’ to ex-Pinellas County, Florida sheriff Jim Coats. Part of the award includes receiving a custom Bolts jersey.
But, there was one little problem with the sweater he received.
The Lightning gave former Pinellas sheriff Jim Coats their "Hero Award," then misspelled 'sheriff' on the custom jersey they made him pic.twitter.com/rAR7fKnABv
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 5, 2019
The team misspelt ‘sheriff,’ instead spelling it as ‘sherriff.’
Coats’ smile, err, Coats’ teeth-clenching grin tells you exactly how he probably felt about the spelling error.
Here’s hoping that the hockey club sent him home with a fresh grammatically correct and mistake-free uniform.
According to the Lightning’s website, Coats received the award for his efforts in raising money for at-risk youth, and founding ‘Safe Harbor,’ an organization focused on giving non-violent criminals a second chance at life. He also served as Pinellas County Sheriff for seven years.
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