CBS News sent out a tweet congratulating 'Michael Jeter,' and the Internet ran with it

Wednesday July 16th, 2014

At 9:33 pm ET on Tuesday night, Derek Jeter walked off the field of an MLB All-Star game for the final time in his career to a standing ovation. 

He finished the game 2-2 with a run scored. Respects and tributes poured in from all across the web, including CBS News, who tweeted this:

Maybe the CBS staffer who tweeted this watched the Jordan Brand Jeter commercial too many times and accidentally combined the name of the two star athletes. Or maybe the staff is a big fan of late actor Michael Jeter, who starred in such films as Jurassic Park III and The Green Mile. 
Whatever the case, Twitter wasn't going to let CBS's goof-up slide. 
First, it was just snarky tweets...

And then, of course, they went to work with photo memes.

Wikipedia was next to be hit...
15 minutes after the initial tweet, CBS finally fixed the mistake. 
But it was too little, too late. "Michael Jeter" became a trending topic, not just in the U.S., but worldwide.

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