The New York Post received a ribbing on Friday after it used a photograph of Paris to promote a story that was mainly about the temporary relaxation of coronavirus rules over the holidays in the United Kingdom.
An image of the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital appeared in this tweet from the tabloid to promote its article headlined “UK plans ‘Christmas bubbles’ for families to celebrate amid COVID-19.”
The story did contain a reference to French President Emmanuel Macron towards the end, however, which some social media users suggested could have played a part in the erroneous picture choice.
The tweet remained live after more than 36 hours online.
Twitter users in the U.K. seized on the gaffe and mockingly responded with their own versions of the post: