Lightning hilariously misspell custom jersey gifted to sheriff

Former Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats didn't seem too thrilled about the spelling error on his custom jersey. (Twitter // @bubbaprog)
Former Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats didn't seem too thrilled about the spelling error on his custom jersey. (Twitter // @bubbaprog)

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.

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But, there was one little problem with the sweater he received.

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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