Chicago Bears Won The Stanley Cup, Insists Korean Times Newspaper

Poor old Korean Times. I mean, they really did try their best to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory on Monday evening. Unfortunately, rather than informing their readers that the Blackhawks had won the annual ice hockey competition, they mistakenly declared that the Chicago Bears had instead.

So close, yet so very, very, very far away. For the uninformed, the Chicago Bears play in the NFL, while the Chicago Blackhawks ply their trade in the NHL.

You can check a full look at the Korean Times‘ ever so little gaffe below.

But before the entire sporting community erupts into enormous laughter because of this mistake, we should all be able to admit that the publication deserves a little bit of credit for at least trying to provide the update in the English language.

Meanwhile, for Chicago Bears fans, this is probably the closest that they’re going to to come to seeing their team congratulated on lifting a trophy on the front of a sport’s headline. Their one and only Super Bowl championship came in 1985, and last season was a complete disaster for them, as they ended with only 5 victories and 11 defeats.

This lead to the sacking of Marc Trestman, and Ryan Pace has since been brought in from the New Orleans Saints to be their new general manager, while John Fox signed a four-year contract to become head coach on January 16, 2015.

Meanwhile, the Korean Times can console themselves with the fact that their name will now be etched in history alongside the Chicago Daily Tribune‘s front page on November 3, 1948, which declared “Dewey Defeats Truman.” This was despite the fact that U.S. President Harry S. Truman managed to cause a major upset by reclaiming the White House and beating Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

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