Rafael Nadal virtually killed Nelson Mandela before his time, and he did it via a completely misguided tweet.
The tennis superstar – who just won the French Open – on Monday broke the ‘news’ that former South African president and anti apartheid hero Nelson Mandela – who is currently hospitalized for lung infection – has passed away.
Translation: ‘Today we have lost one of the most important and relevant people in our world. Rest in peace. #NelsonMandela’
Happily for everyone, however, Nadal was reporting a false story and he soon realized his mistake. He immediately took down the tweet and replaced it with, ‘I had the wrong information and for now #NelsonMandela has not left us. I hope that he will be with us for a long time, what he did will always be.’
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