Canadian sportscaster Elliotte Friedman accidentally confused Ryan Lochte for Michael Phelps during Phelps's record-setting 200m IM, winning Phelps his 22nd Olympic gold medal. Friedman's reaction?
First watch the major flub.
Poor guy. But like, don't all swimmers look alike underwater?
To his credit, he recognized his mistake and owned it.
I'm sorry everyone. I blew it. No excuses— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 12, 2016
And the internet is giving him love, a first for basically anybody on the internet.
I didn't see it, but I know few people more professional, or better, than @FriedgeHNIC. He'll take this harder than anybody.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) August 12, 2016
It can happen to anyone @FriedgeHNIC and you'll be laughing about it in no time. Handled it like a pro.— Max Domi (@max_domi) August 12, 2016
@FriedgeHNIC the bigger story is how well you've done these games. Have really enjoyed listening to you the past week.— JD Bunkis (@JDBunkis) August 12, 2016
Phelps reaction? None yet, but who cares, he's won 22 Olympic gold medals!