The Mercury News published a terrible Twitter headline on Thursday evening when Simone Manuel won the gold for the women's 100m freestyle. She became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming Thursday night, tying for gold with Penny Oleksiak of Canada. Manuel and Oleksiak both touched the wall in 52.70 seconds, breaking the Olympic record by one one-hundredth of a second.

The headline, perhaps intended to note a historic night for two American athletes, truly missed the mark:

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Twitter: The Mercury News

Twitter users immediately pointed out the unfortunate choice of words:

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Sources: The Huffington Post | USA Today