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Irish newspaper mistakes Stormzy for Lukaku

An Irish newspaper has mistaken Stormzy for new Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Herald ran a photo of the grime star with the headline: “Lukaku is ready for work.”

The Belgian forward, 24, has completed his £75m move to Manchester United after passing a medical.

Photos of him in his new club’s official kit hadn’t been released earlier, so the newspaper in Ireland decided to use an old picture of him.

Trouble is, it was actually Stormzy – who’s a Manchester United fan.

https://twitter.com/AndrewBloch/status/884350258666512384

Stormzy has reacted to the mistake, and it’s safe to say he isn’t impressed.

https://twitter.com/Stormzy1/status/884397792151646209

The Irish Herald has apologised for the mistake.

https://twitter.com/HeraldNewsdesk/status/884388405710401537

It’s not the first time people have mixed the two up, or pointed out similarities between them.

One Twitter user said Stormzy’s twin brother was playing for Manchester United after the grime artist had congratulated Wayne Rooney on his move to Everton.

https://twitter.com/MulumbaManoah/status/884174622698196992 https://twitter.com/GladiatorBasti/status/884008912403517440 https://twitter.com/Unite_Reddevils/status/882950909139054592 https://twitter.com/officialdaddymo/status/884364553177489408 https://twitter.com/Migeycan/status/884356899763879936 https://twitter.com/MagicalMasuaku/status/884370752476246017 https://twitter.com/martinallen72/status/884362890265989121 https://twitter.com/andysr_eu/status/884370905249587200

In 2014, Stormzy even pointed out the similarities in a tweet.

https://twitter.com/Stormzy1/status/484116568444780544

The grime artist was also asked about the similarities on Channel 4′s Sunday Brunch earlier this year.

He said: “I’m not going to lie, every time I see him, I just look at it and think… yeah, you do mate.”

https://twitter.com/SarcyFringehead/status/835986089143906304

The photo which the Irish Herald used looks like it was from an interview Stormzy did with Soccer Bible last year.

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