Unfortunately, the team’s big announcement on social media ended in ridicule after a gaffe saw not a picture of Stam on the Twitter posting, but instead a photo of Ajax youth coach Tinus van Teunenbroek.
In fairness, the two bare a passing resemblance, both are bald and of a similar stature, but the embarrassing error was quickly spotted by fans and media outlets before a red-faced Cincinnati media team quickly corrected the error.
In a later interview on the club’s website, the 47-year-old Stam laughed off the incident and said he had several doppelgangers (doubles) in his native Netherlands.
“A lot of people with no hair, in Holland, sometimes they say, ‘There’s Jaap!'” he said. “It’s a…