Tonight, Simone Manuel added to her amazing story by winning a silver medal in the 50 meter freestyle and a gold in the 4×100 meter medley relay. ESPN’s SportsCenter Twitter account in an attempt to get the news about Manuel’s silver medal tweeted a picture of the wrong swimmer. It wasn’t another U.S. swimmer, but it was Brazilian Etiene Medeiros! It wasn’t even close! And you can even see the “OS” for “MEDEIROS” on her cap. Oh boy.

The SportsCenter account deleted the tweet, but of course Twitter saw it and the reaction wasn’t kind:

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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