TV Station in Detroit Confuses Nelson Mandela with Alex Rodriguez

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Nelson Mandela's death at the age of 95 touched all corners of the world, and the South African's face must surely be one of the world's most recognisable.

Not in Detroit, however, where a gaffe on NBC station WDIV-TV meant that a picture of the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez came up to illustrate a piece on Mandela.

As you can see in the footage above, it's an incredibly unfortunate mix-up.

Or, as Yahoo! Sports wonders, perhaps A-Rod is literally "remembering Nelson Mandela"—he does look suitably thoughtful in the picture.

If you need any help remembering which is which for the future, we at Bleacher Report have a helpful guide for you.

Nelson Mandela was a 95-year-old former president of South Africa, who spent more than a quarter of a century imprisoned and became a champion of equal rights and peace.

Alex Rodriguez is a baseball player currently appealing a 211-game suspension from the MLB over doping.

It's an easy mistake to make.

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