A Spanish reporter has apologized after mistakenly referring to the Star Wars Rebel Alliance logo as an al-Qaeda symbol.
The apology came after social media users criticized Jota Abril for his confusion.
But once Abril began to explain the history behind Raqqa, Syria and how it was captured by ISIS militants, he pointed to the fictional Rebel Alliance logo with the al-Qaeda name scribbled beneath it.
Abril apologized on Twitter shortly after.
"This morning I mistook a logo in an explanation during the program. My fault. I am sorry if I offended anyone," he wrote.
But it may have been too late. Twitter users wasted no time pointing out the mistake.
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