Newspaper: Sorry for mixing up Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 18, 2016 10:02 AM
U.S. gymnasts and gold medallists, right to left, Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas and Lauren Hernandez celebrate during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics women's team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The editor of the Philadelphia Daily News is apologizing for his newspaper running a photo of American gymnast Simone Biles with a column about fellow Olympian Gabby Douglas.
Michael Days took to Twitter Wednesday to say editors "screwed up." He says "we are embarrassed, and we apologize."
Ronnie Polaneczky wrote the column titled "She Can Vault Over the Vitriol" about the onslaught of mean comments Douglas has faced on social media during the Rio games. However, the photo accompanying the column shows Biles mid-routine with a caption reading: "Gabby Douglas: Olympic Gold Medalist, need we say more?"
Polaneczky tells WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/2b1CvjU ) she was "mortified" when she saw the photo error.