Oakland Raiders rookie punter A.J. Cole III may be an American but he reacted to his fashion faux pas in a very Canadian way Wednesday.
Photos from the Raiders official twitter account showed Cole, in Winnipeg to play in an NFL exhibition, wore a shirt that said “Winnipeg, Alberta.”
“Apologies to the citizens of Winnipeg, Manitoba… just a kid from Atlanta, Florida playing football in Oakland, Nevada with a low geography IQ @Raiders,” Cole tweeted after people pointed out the error.
The team’s only Canadian-born player, Luke Willson, of Lasalle, Ont., gave Cole a hard time on Twitter.
“*sorrey would have been more appropriate.. bro Winnipeg, Alberta? You could have just asked me man….,” Wilson tweeted.
It appears both players struggled in English class as well, based on their spelling.
“We played werewolf for 2 hours on the plane and you couldn’t save me from myself? you’re the one who should say sorey!,” Cole responded.
Cole, who went to North Carolina State University, was signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent in May, and won the starting job in training camp.
The Raiders are in Winnipeg to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night for an NFL exhibition game.