D-Day was the start of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied western Europe. As people pay tribute to those that lost their lives, Google seemed to have other, slightly less important things on their mind…
Instead, Honinbo Shusaku, a professional player of the traditional Chinese game, ‘Go’, was placed as the Google Doodle. Users took to Twitter to share their disappointment.
So #GoogleDoodle comes up with a digital Rubik's cube but fail to remember D-Day at the 70th anniversary? Sad really.
— Andreas Gschwari (@AGschwari) June 6, 2014
— Jim Blackburn (@JmbAtlanta) June 6, 2014
Google later tried to rectify the problem by replacing the Doodle with their standard logo and a link to D-Day content. A spokesperson for Google said the Doodle had been a global one, and had been put up “in error”.