How Amazon upset both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans with this tweet
Internet giant Amazon has upset both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans on Twitter.
The media giant’s Prime Video Sport channel was promoting Sheffield United’s upcoming game against Newcastle United – but upset fans by simply calling the Blades ‘Sheffield’ on Twitter.
Fans were quick to point out the blunder, with one, SUFC Memories, writing: “@primevideosport you have got this so incredibly wrong. You’ve not shown a game yet and you’ve already lost us.” Amazon were quick to respond and replied: “Can you tell us a bit more about this issue, and we will be more than happy to assist you further? SUFC memories hit back: “ There are two clubs in Sheffield, both of which are mightily offended by this post and sheer lack of research/thought gone into it.”
Trying to smooth matters, Amazon replied: “Hi, we do appreciate your feedback on this. Please take pride in knowing that currently there is only one team from Sheffield featuring in the Premier League.”
Another user wrote: “SHEFFIELD UNITED clearly we need to shout it to you. Will you be calling City and United just Manchester as well then?” and another added: “It’s not difficult..... UNITED.”
@Sam14006675 posted: “Show some respect, even Sheff Utd would be better.”
And Brian Duffy added: “It doesn’t matter, Sheffield is the oldest club in the world and currently play non-league. There are two professional teams in the premier league and neither of them should be referred to as just ‘Sheffield.’
This Thursday's game will be screened live on Amazon Prime.