Top Media House CNN Use Photo of Ghana Legend to Announce Pele's Death

Top Media House CNN Use Photo of Ghana Legend to Announce Pele's Death

  • Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele has died at the age of 82
  • The three-time World Cup winner was mistakenly represented on TV by CNN
  • Former Ghana international Abedi Pele was inspired by the iconic Brazilian

American news channel, Cable News Network have mistakenly used the photo of Ghana legend Abedi Pele to announce the death of Pele.

Three-time World Cup winner Pele died on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the age of 2022.

While the news of Pele's death sent shocked waves across the world, many turned to their television only to see Abedi Pele photo reported as the dead Pele.

Abedi Pele, Pele, World Cup, Ghana
CNN has used photo of Abedi Pele to announce death of Pele. Credit: @Pele @nutifafaattah
Source: Twitter

Some took to social media to angrily react, with many correcting the news channel over their mistake.

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How social media reacted

@nutifafaattah wrote:

CNN mistaken Abedi Pele for the late Pele, he is definitely the only GOAT left now.

@willie1256 tweeted:

CNN uses Abedi Pele photo to announce the death of Legendary Pele. Why you for do this CNN?

@EltonBrobbey wrote:

CNN it’s Pele of Brazil not Abedi pele of Ghana

@JJMMichelot posted:

Attention CNN and cnnbrk the intern has slipped a photo of Abedi Pelé into your slideshow.
Getty Images France, perhaps the key words should be specified… A clue to find the intruder: the real Pelé has never played Olympique Marseille

Tributes pour in for Pele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the sporting world has taken to various social media platforms to pay tributes to the legendary Brazil football icon Pele, who passed on on Thursday, December 29, 2022.

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Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times died at age 82.

The former footballer is regarded as the greatest of all time following his trailblazing achievements in the game.

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Brazilian legend Pele passed away on December 29, after battling colon cancer following surgery to remove a tumour in September 2021.

He is widely regarded as the greatest to ever play the game of football, as he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection before subsequently being moved to palliative care when his body became unresponsive to chemotherapy.

Even after his demise, his legendary status remains and his life and times remain in the record books.