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Detroit's WDIV Remembers Nelson Mandela With Photo Of Alex Rodriguez

12/06/2013 11:54 am ET | Updated Dec 06, 2013

When reporting on Nelson Mandela's death Thursday, something was very off with a Detroit news station's tribute to the former South African president and anti-apartheid activist.

"Remembering Nelson Mandela," read the graphic during NBC affiliate WDIV-TV's broadcast. Next to it, however, was a photo of Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.

At the end of the clip, the graphic switches to a photograph of Mandela.

Before the broadcast, anchor Devin Scillian shared his own thoughts on Twitter about Mandela's passing -- and a reminder that forgiveness is sometimes in order:

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