Google issues apology for D-Day doodle mishap

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The Google Doodle posted on the 70th anniversary of D-Day was of Japanese Go player Honinbo Shusaku.

Google issued an official apology for posting a Google Doodle of a Japanese Go player on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The posted Google Doodle was of Honinbo Shusaku, a professional player of the Chinese game Go. The image was uploaded in error, and once Google realized the mistake it was taken down and replaced with a Remembering D-Day link, Telegraph reports.

Google Director of Communications Peter Barron said they had “always intended to highlight a new exhibition of imagery and archive material commemorating D-Day on our home page.” But somewhere along the lines the files were mixed up.

“Unfortunately a technical error crept in and for a short period this morning an international doodle also appeared. We’re sorry for the mistake, and we’re proud to honor those who took part in D-Day,” Barron said.

[ Telegraph ]