The Raiders thought they were playing in Winnipeg, Alberta.

Oakland plays the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 of the NFL pre-season Thursday night at IG Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Punter A.J. Cole landed in the Manitoba capital wearing a shirt with the cityscape of Winnipeg, but the province was like a shanked punt, well off the mark. 

After Cole was informed of his mistake, he poked fun at it.

The rookie punter from North Carolina State University has a lot to learn about Canada. While the regular football tenants at IG Field got in on the fun.

The Packers have won the Canadian people’s love already. Aaron Rodgers knew where the game was played and dressed in a Canadian Tuxedo.


Justin Dunk is a CFL insider, sports reporter and news anchor.