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 she was “mortified” when she saw the photo error.