VIDEO: Local news broadcast mistakes A-Rod for Nelson Mandela

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Anti-apartheid revolutionary and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday after battling a lung infection. He was a truly great man who forever changed the world. Here is the CBS News report on his death.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is ... well he's none of things Mandela was, other than a household name. Somehow NBC4 in Detroit managed to confuse the two and used a photo of A-Rod for a clip about Mandela's death. To the video tape:

That's ... uh ... slightly embarrassing.

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