The Miami Marlins baseball team posted premature tribute to the Mohammad Ali by showcasing pictures of Mohammad Ali on their video board on Friday.
Marlins president David Samson stated that “we were informed he passed away, we wanted to honour him. I was not aware it had not been public yet”.
Soon after his death was confirmed a photo was displayed on the video board at Marlin Parks showing a triumphant Ali standing over Sonny Liston at the end of their 1965 fight. Shown in the corner were these dates “1942-2016”.
Mohammad Ali was thrown out at ceremonial first pitch in the first game at Marlins Park four years ago. At that time he was called “ the most famous person on the face of earth”.