Tenía información equivocada y por ahora #NelsonMandela no nos ha dejado. Ojalá este con nosotros mucho tiempo, lo que hizo estará siempre.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 10, 2013
When you have 4 million followers, it's best to be sure of something before you tweet it. While us mere mortals can get away with the odd tweet that turns out to be untrue, for a star like Rafael Nadal, a mistake can be mortifying. That was the case when Rafael Nadal tweeted the death of Nelson Mandela. "Today we lost one of the most important and relevant people in our world. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela", the French Open champ wrote.
Nadal quickly rectified his mistake after learning the former South African president is currently in a stable condition in hospital with a lung condition.
"I had false information and for now Nelson Mandela hasn't left us," wrote Nadal. "Let's hope he is with us for our long time. What's he has done will be remembered forever."
Whoops! Don't worry Rafa, we know you're human like the rest of us. Or perhaps it is your PR person who should be apologising for the error!