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TBS uses picture of burning Moscow river to represent Cleveland during Indians coverage

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

UPDATE: TBS issued a statement about the photoshopped image


TBS upset a lot of Clevelanders with its coverage of the Indians sweep last night when the network photoshopped a picture of their analysts on top of a burning river to symbolize the city.

The Cuyahoga River famously caught fire in 1969. However, TBS didn't even use a picture of the actual Cuyahoga River fire, instead using a picture of smoke from a Moscow pipeline that burst in 2015, injuring two adults and one child. 

Many fans have been calling for an apology from the network, which will also be broadcasting the ALCS, where the Indians will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays

"We've heard this joke before," said Cleveland19 anchor Brian Duffy. "It's weak, it's old, it's lame, it's not the least bit creative... I don't tend to get worked up about stuff like this, because if you're educated about this, you know how far Cleveland has come. Obviously the people at TBS, who for the most part do a great job at everything they do, but that is so weak." 

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