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A car passes the historic French Block building, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in downtown Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)


Some jerseys ordered by a professional French soccer team now are headed to Montpelier instead — all because of a spelling mistake.

The French city for which Vermont’s capital is named, Montpellier, decided to pass the jerseys along to its U.S. counterpart after they arrived saying “Montpelier” instead of “Montpellier,” the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

City Manager Bill Fraser said on Thursday that the city in southern France has decided to send (the jerseys) to Montpelier, which is spelled with one L, not two. Montpelier doesn’t know how many jerseys it will get.


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