MADRID: Roland Garros title winner Rafael Nadal has expressed ‘extreme apologies’ for his accidental Twitter post on Monday, in which he wrote condolence message for former South African President Nelson Mandela and even used “Rest in peace”.
The Spanish tennis player via Twitter account said, “Today we have lost one of the most important and relevant people in our world. Rest in peace. #NelsonMandela”
But responded quickly after getting original news, deleted his original tweet and published another message clarifying himself for his previous mistakenly sent tweet .
In his next Tweet, Nadal clarified, “I had the wrong information and for now #NelsonMandela has not left us. I hope that he will be with us for a long time, what he did will always be.”
Tenía información equivocada y por ahora #NelsonMandela no nos ha dejado. Ojalá este con nosotros mucho tiempo, lo que hizo estará siempre.
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 10, 2013
It is pertinent to note, Nelson Mandela faced a fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was said to be in a serious but stable condition receiving intensive care for a lung infection, as South Africans to come to terms with the mortality of their anti-apartheid hero.