On May 20, the first man in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccine died in England, an 81-year-old man who shared a name with the most famous author in the English language. William Shakespeare.

But this coincidence in the name of the old man and the bard of Statford has led to a tremendous mistake made in an Argentine television station, which echoed the news.

The cut, which has gone viral on the internet, was taken from the Channel 26 news program of the South American country. In it, the presenter said: “We are going with information that leaves us all with our mouths open before the magnitude of this man “.

“We are talking about William Shakespeare and of his death“, said the journalist, who obviously did not know that the author, among other works by Hamlet O Macbeth, died in 1616.

“As we know, one of the most important writers, for me the most referent of the English language. There we see it, “said the presenter, while images were broadcast of the moment in which the old man, whom his acquaintances and relatives called Bill, was vaccinated.

The video has been disseminated on social networks and has been a resounding success, with thousands of retweets and ‘likes’.


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