ESPN accidentally airs old Notre Dame photo with naked man in background

(Via Getty Images)
(Via Getty Images)

ESPN’s rough week got a little rougher on Saturday with the inadvertent usage of an old Notre Dame photo with a naked man in the background.

The photo was used as ESPN came back from commercial during a Boston College timeout in the first quarter of Notre Dame’s game vs. the Eagles. The picture, titled “Notre Dame greats in the locker room” is available on Getty Images and is from 1941. That’s former Notre Dame coach Frank Leahy in the fedora.

An ESPN spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo Sports that the usage of the picture was accidental — in fairness, what’s behind the red dot isn’t the focal point of the picture — and the network apologized for its usage.

The mistake comes days after ESPN was the focus of President Trump’s ire. After an ESPN host called Trump a white supremacist, the president’s spokesperson said her comment was a fireable offense. Trump then tweeted about ESPN on Friday morning.

(H/T Deadspin)

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