The late finale of the US Open Tennis Final caused confusion in British media last night when the 2.10am finish caused tired reporters stuck on auto-pilot from the Parylympic coverage and Athletes parade to churn out the wrong facts.
The Stun newspaper was the first to faux-pas when saying that Comedian Al Murray was the winner, and the Pub Landlord would have a free bar back in his hometown of Dublin.
The actual winner was Scottish player Andy Murray, from Dunblane.
The pub Landlord is a comedy character invented by Al Murray, for comedy purposes, but many neanderthals believe his anti-foreigner anti-Europe character is real.
The Daily Fail continued the false facts reporting when saying Murray was the first British winner since Katy Perry. They actually meant Fred Perry. It is not the first time the Fail has spectacularly failed. Last year they reported that Amanda Fox lost the appeal against her guilty verdict in the murder of Meredith Kercher. She actually won her appeal.
And finally, in a bad night for the press, The Daily Depressed launched an attack on Murrays foreign coach Iran Lidl, saying foreign coaches meant less opportunities for out of work British coaches. Murray is actually coached by Ivan Lendl. Lidl is a German supermarket chain operating throughout Europe.
A red-faced Australian newspaper baron admitted the errors last night on twitter. "Can't really blame us for getting the facts wrong, who expected Murray to ever win a Grand Slam? At least we never hacked any phones this time."