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Breaking News Race | ARY Wrong Reporting Puts Social Media on Fire

6th April: Local news channel, ARY News is known for making blunders on national TV. This time around, the channel reported that Portuguese professional footballer, Ronaldo was getting a trim from his son instead of his Argentinian model, Georgina Rodriguez cladded in a hoodie.

Apparently, Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Georgina alongside their children are currently self-isolating in Ronaldo’s native Madeira amid coronavirus.

Breaking News Race | ARY Wrong Reporting Puts Social Media on Fire

Stay home and keep stylish #stayhomestaysafe quotes the footballer on his twitter.

Watch the video here:

Stay home and keep stylish 💇🏽‍♂️👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 #stayhomestaysafe

— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 4, 2020

The novel coronavirus has got the world in turmoil, with over 700,000 confirmed cases and 34,000 deaths globally. During these tough times, the Eiffel tower in Paris is lighting up for caregivers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, police and other front liners. This began from Friday evening, a broadcast message is sent out to all those fighting in this battle against COVID-19 in order to appreciate their tremendous efforts.

The word ‘Merci’ is lighted up with golden dazzling lights on the magnificent Eiffel Tower, from 8 pm to 11 pm in the night as a tribute to all those working hard to save lives in this pandemic.

Here’s what it looks like!


The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris lit up with messages paying tribute to those on the frontline in the fight against the new coronavirus outbreak, Friday. France has reported more than 32,000 COVID-19 cases, and nearly 2,000 deaths.


— The Voice of America (@VOANews) March 27, 2020

Merci means ‘Thank You’ in French. However, ARY News thought France was asking for ‘mercy’ from God, and this was run on their channel too!

Breaking News Race | ARY Wrong Reporting Puts Social Media on Fire
Source: Zarrar Khuhro, Twitter

People across Pakistan noticed this hilarious mistake and took to Twitter to express their thoughts!

Yaar yeh ‘merci’ hai, ‘mercy’ nahin

— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) March 29, 2020

ARY news says in Urdu ticker:

Rehem (mercy) is written on Eiffel Tower by France😳

Merci (not mercy) means Thanks in French. Thanks to medical staff!

This is primte tv channel of 🍌Pakistan.

Molbis are saying:France waale Allah se rehem ki bheek maang rahe hain.

— Arif Aajakia (@arifaajakia) March 29, 2020

The definition of “merci” is “thank you” in French.

What a low level and stupid media we have. #ARYNewsUrdu @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @Salman_ARY

— Dr. Khan (@L0standDc) March 30, 2020

ARY: ‘Meri French, meri merzi.’

— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) March 29, 2020

@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL ‘humari news humari marzi😛ju chayen translation karain ..

— Atika Mirza (@atika_mirza) March 29, 2020

@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @Kashifabbasiary @SabirShakirPAK Level of education in pakistan .Super genius journalists dont know the difference between French “Merci” and English word “Mercy”.Then they claim to know every national or international topic.Irony

— A Whirling Dervish (@mirzaayazbaig3) March 29, 2020

After all the tweets correcting ARY News’ mistake, someone from ARY finally noticed and rectified the error.

Got it corrected! 😬🤦🏻‍♀️ Merci Beaucoup 🙏😌

— Nadia Zahid (@nadiaazahid) March 29, 2020

Source : Brandscenario

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