The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV Sunday night, beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. It was their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, but it wasn’t their first one overall; they famously beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV back in 1970. (Yes, that was technically the “NFL-AFL World Championship Game” at the time, but it’s been described as a Super Bowl for decades.) However, whoever was tweeting from the CBS News account Sunday night must have not read about that one:
Kansas City Chiefs fans celebrate first Super Bowl win pic.twitter.com/q7SnuVpFk2
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 3, 2020
While we all make mistakes, one on that scale is just a bit of a problem when you’re the official CBS News account, and when you have 7.14 million followers and a bio of “Your source for original reporting and trusted news.” This is one piece of news that definitely can’t be trusted.
And yes, media outlets have missed championships before, but it’s never a good look. And when you add that to President Trump’s congratulations of “the Great State of Kansas” (the Chiefs play in Kansas City, Missouri), it was quite the night for Twitter mishaps.
[CBS News on Twitter]