‘Horrendous’: TV blunder sees Newcastle United’s closest rivals change with Brentford also impacted

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A map featured on ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ has got a lot of people talking.

A rather interesting map has been making the rounds on social media- a map that would change the history of footballing rivalries entirely.

Season two of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ docu-series is now streaming, focusing on the Welsh side’s journey to promotion from the National League.

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However, what’s got people talking is a very incorrect map of the UK’s football clubs that featured in one of the episodes.

Not only are a lot of clubs missing, the geographical placement of some has raised more than a few eyebrows.

According to Wrexham, Newcastle United no longer resides on the east coast but instead is further west than Leeds United and just a stone’s throw from Fleetwood Town.

And in the North East derby days would look very different with Brentford sitting on the border of Northumberland and Cumbria, hundreds of miles from its London home.

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Iconically, Blyth Spartans get a shout-out with perhaps the biggest badge in the country, taking up most of Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. Middlesborough is basically correct but Sunderland is nowhere to be seen.

Football fans across social media cannot believe it made it past the edit, with Brenford hilariously singing about Hexham on Twitter.

To make things even funnier, Specsavers have also got involved claiming the map ‘gets better with every look.’

I guess they really should have gone to Specsavers...

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