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New York Red Bulls fans fail at creativity, spelling in banner at match (photo)

The New York Red Bulls were hosting Sporting Kansas City in an MLS match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. on Wednesday night. The Red Bulls were shut out by a score of 2-0 and to add insult to injury, some of the team’s fans — as representatives of the entire fan base, sadly — likely will now be subjected to mock and ridicule after a banner posted along one of the sidelines featured an epic spelling error as well as an egregious lack of effort in the creativity department.

As you can see, the sign reads, “YO’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE,” a banner that not only has “YOU’RE” spelled incorrectly but also utilizes the lazy, oft-used and clichéd reference that riffs on the classic line from The Wizard of Oz as a jumping-off point in crafting a poorly executed executed zinger.

Or perhaps it’s a reference to the song by Jo Dee Messina of the same name, which really doesn’t make it any better. Note: Would not have known that without Wikipedia. Just wanted to clarify that.

Of course, it should be pointed out that at least the Red Bulls fans responsible for the sign were aware that Sporting Kansas City hails from Kansas City, Kan. and not Kansas City, Mo., so we’ll give them high marks for that, but “YO’RE”? Ouch. It’s really sad when one of the most heinous spelling gaffes (YOUR vs. YOU’RE) would have been less of a “DERP” than what is depicted here.

[H/T Mocksession via TPS]