Doncaster filling station ridiculed after "petrel" spelling blunder

The spelling blunder at Sainsbury's in Edenthorpe. (Photo: Deborah Kelly).
The spelling blunder at Sainsbury's in Edenthorpe. (Photo: Deborah Kelly).
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A Doncaster supermarket filling station has come under fire - after a blundering spelling error directed drivers towards "petrel" instead of petrol.

The freshly painted road marking at the Sainsbury's branch in Edenthorpe was spotted this morning - and the supermarket giant has been ridiculed on social media for the cock-up.

The filling station in Edenthorpe.

The filling station in Edenthorpe.

As drivers exit the Thorne Road store's car park, they are met with a sign, painted on the road in white which reads "PETREL" rather than "petrol."

Twitter user @DrMuttley tweeted a picture of the blunder, taken by Deborah Kelly with the message: "Seabirds straight ahead #YouHadOneJob."

Petrels are a type of seabird commonly found around the British coast.

The supermarket car park has been undergoing renovations in recent weeks.

This is a petrel - a type of seabird.

This is a petrel - a type of seabird.

Sainsbury's has been contacted for comment.