It was a mistake seen worldwide.
During the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, CBS News published a tweet accidentally referring to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as “Michael Jeter.”
The glaring mistake was quickly identified by the news outlet and corrected.
Whoops, we meant to say DEREK Jeter takes bow at his final All-Star game http://t.co/csJROOgNWU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 16, 2014
“Whoops, we meant to say DEREK Jeter takes bow at his final All-Star game,” CBS News tweeted after deleting the previous tweet containing the error.
That didn’t stop the Internet, however, from relentlessly mocking the news outlet online. The term “Michael Jeter” quickly started trending on Twitter worldwide.
With Michael Jeter trending, we want to know your favorite #AthleteNameCombo Use the hashtag, and we'll RT our favorite replies.
— ESPN (@espn) July 16, 2014
Michael Jeter was a legend. But let's not forget Derek Jordan! pic.twitter.com/mJwUnLVX7l
— FanSided (@FanSided) July 16, 2014
Maybe Michael Jeter did take his bow today and you guys are wrong and you don't even know who he is
— Margarita just (@margafret) July 16, 2014
No. 1 trend WORLDWIDE is Michael Jeter!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 16, 2014
Impressive career pic.twitter.com/R97PuubZGF
— samir mezrahi (@samir) July 16, 2014
RIP social media consultants RT @Dodgers: No. 1 trend WORLDWIDE is Michael Jeter!
— Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) July 16, 2014
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