Typo-ridden Commonwealth Games plaque makes Brummies look dumb

A Birmingham Commonwealth Games plaque makes “Brummies look dumb” because it is littered with eight spelling mistakes.

The information board has been put up for next month’s event and also marks the Queen’s Jubilee – but it is littered with gaffes.

Ruling is spelled “rulling”, sovereignty is “sovereignity”, Platinum is “Planinum” and initiative appears as “initative”.

The plaque sits in front of Birmingham Town Hall but has famous landmarks in the city and historical figures also labelled incorrectly.

Locals said they will be mocked over the sign.

Debbie Jones said: “As if Brummies weren’t ridiculed enough!” and Keira Harris added: “How and why was this allowed to be put up?

“Makes us Brummies look dumb.’’

Jim Walker – chief executive of Commonwealth Walkway which commissioned the plaque – said: “We will be sorting it out in the next couple of weeks. It’s my fault – trying to do too much too fast.’’

Earlier this week it was revealed that hi-tech attack drones are to guard the Commonwealth Games amid fears of a revenge attack by Russia.

It will be the first time the futuristic aircraft – designed to destroy or capture enemy unmanned air vehicles – will have been used at a major UK public event.

Special Forces troops will also be drafted in under a huge security crackdown codenamed Operation Unity.

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It comes as MI5 chiefs believe Russian agents may try to carry out an assassination, nerve agent attack or cyber attack to disrupt the Games in retaliation for the West arming Ukraine.

The Ministry of Defence has revealed that up to 1,000 members of the armed forces, including bomb disposal officers, will be deployed during the sporting event in Birmingham in July and August.

The MoD said: “Defence will provide a range of assistance to support delivery of the Commonwealth Games.

“This includes the provision of ceremonial assets, advisory teams, explosive ordnance disposal capabilities and counter-unmanned aerial systems.”

“In addition, the team has worked constructively with West Midlands Police and will be readying several hundred service personnel to support with venue security.”

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