Former Bafana Bafana footballer Mark Fish perhaps scored one of the biggest own goals of his post-football career when he mistakenly tweeted: "So sad to here [sic] about Hugh Masekela....You will always remain close in our hearts...We love you!!" with a picture of Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse, confusing him with the late Masekela, who succumbed to cancer on Tuesday.
Fish deleted the tweet as soon as he realised his blunder; however, Mabuse did not hold back and reminded Fish that he was still "very much alive... oops".
Sorry guys wrong pic!!— Mark Fish (@markfish74) January 23, 2018
Fish later rectified his mistake with the correct image, this time with the caption reading: "We love you Hugh and thank you for the awesome memories".
We love you Hugh and thank you for the awesome memories pic.twitter.com/1tSERtYSzf— Mark Fish (@markfish74) January 23, 2018
Masekela passed away on Monday in Johannesburg after a long battle with cancer.