In the age of Google and internet searches, when one can confirm whatever piece of information they want in a matter of seconds, Fox Sports appears to have found a way to confuse one entire city with another during its coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
A screengrab, which is said to have come from a Fox Sports broadcast, shows a built-up Vancouver skyline with a “Moncton, New Brunswick” banner plastered just below.
Besides the fact that the two cities are indeed sites for World Cup matches, they literally have nothing in common. Here’s what Moncton actually looks like:
The image was quickly posted to Reddit, where it got the mocking it so deserved.
“Moncton, NB: Year 2150,” one user wrote.
“I was thinking 2500 lol,” replied another.
To make matters even more embarrassing for the U.S. network, Fox Sports actually built a two-storey broadcasting studio in Vancouver to be its headquarters for World Cup coverage. You’d think someone would have noticed the striking similarity between Moncton and their view from outside the window.
Ah well, guess that’s why we stick with Canadian media.