AFP Sport have issued an apology to Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for misusing his photograph throughout protection of an unrelated story.
Mendy’s photograph was utilized in protection of Manchester Metropolis defender Benjamin Mendy following additional prices of rape.
The Chelsea goalkeeper responded to the misuse, writing: “Unhappy to see that in 2021, in France in addition to in England, for some, Black individuals have neither names nor distinct faces. These ‘errors’ of pictures seem anecdotal, however really they’re fairly the alternative, they’re extremely symbolic.
“It’s not that difficult to distinguish two faces, particularly when the soccer jersey is of helpful assist!”
Now International Information Director Philip Chetwynd has penned an apology which the membership welcomed.
“AFP want to sincerely apologise for the error involving two images of you taken by our photographer throughout Chelsea’s Premier League match towards Manchester Metropolis on September 25. The pictures have been wrongly captioned by a photograph editor working below strain for actual time deadlines. It was an sincere case of human error by an editor working at velocity.
“As quickly as we realised the error, we corrected the caption on the 2 images and the correction was very clearly flagged to our shoppers. Sadly a few of our shoppers used the incorrectly captioned footage earlier than they have been corrected.
“The error is all of the extra unlucky as a result of we take monumental care in our photograph manufacturing. In actual fact, we have now taken a whole bunch of images of you which might be appropriately captioned, together with some throughout the identical match towards Metropolis. The 2 have been, regrettably, the exception.
“We want to as soon as once more apologise for the error.”
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