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MAR
28
7 MOS

CNN's 'New Day' Incorrectly Reports Pele Death on Twitter

The news network's morning show deleted the erroneous tweet and noted that the Brazilian soccer star's rep states "he's alive and very well."

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CNN's "New Day" anchors

CNN's New Day morning show apologized for a breaking news tweet sent to its 55,000 followers on Friday that incorrectly stated that Brazilian soccer legend Pele had died at age 74.

The tweet was deleted (not before Circa editor-in-chief Anthony De Rosa flagged the item, seen below) and the account subsequently sent two tweets noting that Pele's rep had stated that he was "alive and very well."

A CNN spokesperson tells THR that the breaking news tweet was not the result of a hack.