Spanish goalkeeper confuses Nelson Mandela with actor Morgan Freeman

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Spanish goalkeeper confuses Nelson Mandela with actor Morgan Freeman

MORGAN Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela may be Oscar-worthy – at least if the reaction of Levante goalkeeper is anything to go by.

Keeper Javi Martinez caused a stir on Twitter after seemingly confusing actor Morgan Freeman – star of The Shawshank Redemption – with former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, the man jailed for 27 years for his part in the struggle against Apartheid.

Martinez tweeted, “Very sorry to hear of the death of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest actors that Hollywood has ever known.”

He later claimed his account had been hacked although Freeman portrays Mandela in the upcoming film Invictus.

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