Sainsbury's laughs off Doncaster "petrel" station spelling blunder as a "misteke"

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has said a spelling blunder at a Doncaster "petrel" station was a "misteke."

Monday, 5th September 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 2:21 pm
The road marking pointing towards the Sainsbury's "petrel" station. (Photo: Deborah Kelly).
The road marking pointing towards the Sainsbury's "petrel" station. (Photo: Deborah Kelly).

But now the firm has laughed off the blunder, which went viral on social media - by joining in the banter.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said in a light-hearted response: “We’re aware of this and correcting the misteke.”

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

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.