In one of the embarrassing yet rib-tickling incident to happen lately, Newcastle United posted on Facebook regarding the launch of their social media accounts in China, however, the man seen in the picture attested along with the post is reportedly from Hong Kong, sending a wave of giggles across the social media.
The Toons, who won promotion back to the Premier League last season after clinching the 2016/17 EFL Championship, commemorated their 125th year of existence by launching three social media accounts on Sina Weibo, WeChat and Dongqiudi in order to establish strong communications and engagement with the fans in the far east.
But what stole the limelight more was when the man pictured on their announcement tweet, named Jayson Shing, who revealed his nationality to be that of Hong Kong, and not China, with a comment on the club’s Facebook page.
The promulgation sparked amusement among the Twitterati, who expressed it by posting multiple laughter emoticons on their Twitter page. The incident also brings slight awkwardness to the club in the naivety shown when it comes to distinguishing people from the Far East.