Doncaster filling station ridiculed after "petrel" spelling blunder

A Doncaster supermarket filling station has come under fire - after a blundering spelling error directed drivers towards "petrel" instead of petrol.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th September 2016, 12:24 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 12:26 pm
The spelling blunder at Sainsbury's in Edenthorpe. (Photo: Deborah Kelly).

The freshly painted road marking at the Sainsbury's branch in Edenthorpe was spotted this morning - and the supermarket giant has been ridiculed on social media for the cock-up.

As drivers exit the Thorne Road store's car park, they are met with a sign, painted on the road in white which reads "PETREL" rather than "petrol."

The filling station in Edenthorpe.

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Twitter user @DrMuttley tweeted a picture of the blunder, taken by Deborah Kelly with the message: "Seabirds straight ahead #YouHadOneJob."

Petrels are a type of seabird commonly found around the British coast.

The supermarket car park has been undergoing renovations in recent weeks.

Sainsbury's has been contacted for comment.

This is a petrel - a type of seabird.
The filling station in Edenthorpe.
This is a petrel - a type of seabird.