Israeli Daily the Jerusalem Post accidentally slammed the International Cricket Council for accusing Israel of war crimes yesterday.
Meaning to tag the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Twitter, the paper tried to come back from its unfortunate wicket, but the Twittersphere really delivered. In fact, you could say they knocked it for six…
To clarify, the International Cricket Council was inadvertently tagged in the above tweet. They did not accuse Israel of war crimes, but rather the International Criminal Court (@IntlCrimCourt) made the statement.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) December 22, 2019
The mistake led to Twitter users airing a lot of their own grievances of alleged “war crimes” committed in the cricketing world:
To be fair Michael Holding bowling to Brian Close should have been referred to @IntlCrimCourt
— jeremy young (@bluemedia68) December 22, 2019
ahahaha well there are times when i wish the ICC would go to the ICC if ya know what i mean
— hence therefore (@hence_therefore) December 22, 2019
I thought ball tampering was a big issue but The Hague trumps it. 😂
— Robert Agnew (@AgnewRagnew) December 22, 2019
Others got a bit questioned Israel’s issues with “boundaries”.
Gone to a TV replay to see if Israel is entitled to claim that boundary.
— Not-so-Modern Briton (@ModernBriton) December 22, 2019
There's a pun lurking here about Israel and boundaries but I haven't quite got there yet
— Noel Skum (@MoleKnus) December 22, 2019
— Mike (@Tilet_) December 22, 2019
"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Territory."
— Ellis Pratt (@ellispratt) December 22, 2019
Some just went with the cricket puns.
that's a Wide Angled No-Ball 😁😆😁
— #HashRoy 🇮🇳 (@asinharoy) December 22, 2019
When asked how this error was made, they said “we’re stumped!”
— Para-Sandy (@ParaSandy) December 23, 2019
The Oxford Dictionery definition of being on a sticky wicket?
— David (@Spikeyorks) December 22, 2019
I can’t stop giggling about this one. Sorry. I have a wicket sense of humour.
— Dr Le Comte de St Germain (@comte_st) December 22, 2019
While others demanded a response from other sporting bodies.
With all the attention the mistake received, social media users advised the Jerusalem Post’s social media manager to take a break.
Take an early tea ☕
— Andrew Sheppard ☕✝️📖🌳🌈 (@ted_sheppard) December 22, 2019