Mark Wahlberg relocates Ireland’s Waterford FC to English Premier League in Football Focus gaffe
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Mark Wahlberg relocates Ireland’s Waterford FC to English Premier League in Football Focus gaffe

HOLLYWOOD actor Mark Wahlberg managed to move Waterford FC from the League of Ireland Premier Division to its English equivalent on Football Focus.

Waterford have had an impressive campaign so far during their first season back in the top flight after a 10-year absence.

With five games remaining, they still have a good chance of finishing in the Europa League places.

However Wahlberg tipped them to go down 2-1 to Manchester United in this weekend’s English Premier League when making his predictions for the BBC’s Football Focus.

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Obviously the Boogie Nights star meant Watford, though we reckon the League of Ireland side could give Jose Mourinho’s men a game these days.

Perhaps the slip of the tongue was due to the star’s family restaurant Wahlbergers having a branch in Waterford Lakes, Florida – although we like to think it’s because of his Irish roots.

Watford weren’t the only Premier League side whose name Wahlberg had trouble with.

The actor, who is currently promoting his new film Mile 22, also tipped Leicester Square to beat Bourne-mouth 1-0 and said Manchester City would beat Fullman 2-0.

You can see Wahlberg’s predictions in full on Football Focus on BBC One at midday on Saturday.