TBS 'regrets' using burning river photo to represent Cleveland

Published: Oct. 11, 2016 at 8:29 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2016 at 8:55 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - TBS regrets its decision to use a photoshopped picture meant to represent Cleveland of a Moscow pipeline that burst in 2015 which injured two adults and one child after Game 3 of the ALDS Monday.

"Cleveland is a great city and we regret the use of the image. We look forward to putting the focus back on an exciting ALCS." a Turner Sports spokesperson said in a statement to Cleveland 19.

This is after Twitter was flooded with beautiful pictures of the Cuyahoga River and the city with the trending hashtag: #CLEvsTBS.

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.

The network will be broadcasting the ALCS, where the Indians will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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