Can You Spot The Problem With This St Patrick's Day Advert?

15 March 2016, 09:00 | Updated: 25 April 2016, 15:00

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People weren't happy when this Guinness St. Patrick's Day ad popped up in Canada.

St. Patrick's Day is nearly upon us, which means come Thursday 17 March, there'll be lots of partying, dressing up and plenty of Guinness drinking. 

Guinness Canada began advertising the big day, when some eagle-eyed punters quickly realised all was not not well.

Under "preferred foliage," the advert sees a Canadian maple leaf on the left side of the poster and a four-leaf clover on the right... which would be all well and good if Ireland's national leaf wasn't a THREE-leafed shamrock. 

The mistake didn't go down too well with these guys either:

The adverts seem to have since been removed, according to Twitter user Aidan Ryan, who posted the original picture of the poster on a train platform

We guess they didn't have the luck of the Irish, after all?

When Toronto-based Irishman told them about their mistake, they responded saying: "In the excitement of getting ready for next week, we obviously made a mistake and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

"As Canadians, we will say 'Sorry!' and let you know we are removing the posters immediately. We wish you the very best for a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day."

See his post and their response below:

This is the last thing they retweeted though, which still happens to be of a girl wearing a something between a shamrock and a clover...


Picture: Aidan Ryan/  Twitter/@AidanRyan555