Seattle Fox-affiliate Q13 wrongly reported that the Minnesota Vikings beat the San Francisco 49ers in a Jan. 11 National Football League game.
“Whoever wins tomorrow [in the Seahawks-Packers game] will play the Minnesota Vikings next, the question is where,” anchor Hana Kim said, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer. “Today, the Vikings beat the 49ers to get to the NFC Championship. The final score was 27-10.”
Problem is, the 49ers beat the Vikings 27-10.
She also commented, “The Vikings win sets up Seattle as the possible hosts of the NFC Championship game, but only if the Seahawks beat the Packers tomorrow. So we will see. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. Go Hawks.”
On the screen, Q13 showed a graphic reading, “Vikings win could mean Seattle NFC Championship.”
iMediaEthics has written to Tribune Media, which owns Q13, to ask what went wrong.
ESPN NFL reporter Nick Wagoner posted on Twitter a clip of the Q13 segment.
Hat TIp: Steve Bien-Aime