Dave Whelan Makes Massive Programme Gaffe In Final Game As Wigan Athletic Chairman

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You would think he would make sure he gets his last programme notes right.

Departing Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has made one final blunder this season, welcoming Cardiff City to the DW Stadium in his programme notes, ahead of their game with Leeds United, reports the Daily Mail.

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In what appears to be a copy and paste job gone wrong, the 78-year-old seemed to leave the opening lines from his previous address: “Tonight we welcome Cardiff City and their supporters who have travelled from South Wales for another important Sky Bet Football League Championship fixture,” for the match against the Yorkshire club.

Whelan has handed control of the club to his 23-year-old grandson, after what has been a turbulent season.

The Latics look set to be relegated at the end of the season, and Whelan himself was repeatedly in trouble for making discriminatory remarks, as he tried to defend the appointment of manager Malky Mackay. It appeared that everytime Whelan attempted to clear his name, he landed himself in further trouble.

He was fined, and served a six-week footballing ban.

On the pitch, his side could not give him the perfect send off, as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Neil Redfearn’s team.

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