CNN International has been left red faced after reporting on APOEL FC’s Champions League victory with a map of Nicosia in Sicily in the background.
“We are sorry about this error,” a CNN official said in an email to the Cyprus Mail yesterday. “The story ran once and was immediately corrected.”
Nicosia team APOEL made history on Wednesday, when it became the first Cypriot team to make the last eight of any European competition, after beating Olympique Lyon and making it to the Champions League quarter finals.
CNN confused the local capital with the small Sicilian city in the province of Enna, southern Italy, which has a population of under 15,000.