CNN mistakes Jason Collins for Michael Sam

February 23, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins (46) waits to enter the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in a major American sport earlier this week when he checked in for the Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers. Collins entered the game shortly after signing a ten-day contract with the Nets and his story had a big impact around the world.

One of the news outlets that picked up the story was CNN, but they had a glaring mistake on their front page.

While speaking about Collins in the headline, CNN posted a photo of former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam who came out as an openly gay football player just the week before.

Here is the evidence:

It is an unfortunate mistake for CNN to make and one that they will likely regret, but the good news is that they are making waves for using the wrong photo and not making a tasteless joke like one pro golfer earlier in the day.

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