Sunday, January 14, 2007
Sports Illustrated Says It Fell for Hoax
An official from Sports Illustrated acknowledges the magazine was duped. As we reported Friday, the item that ran in the latest issue of the magazine titled "Sign of the Apocalypse" was part of a hoax. The item stated that "A West Virginia fan was photographed defecating on a seat in the Georgia Tech band seating area during the Gator Bowl." The story included a link to photos, one of which we display with this post. The photos were credited to George P. Burdell, a fictional character long used in practical jokes by Georgia Tech students and alumni. "We realize it was a hoax," Rick McCabe, who works in SI's communications department, told Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette. "And we're pleased to find out the incident never occurred. We apologize for the error." McCabe told Vingle that he didn't know if the magazine would issue a retraction.
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:43 AM