Skip to main content

Joe Tessitore Made An Embarrassing Mistake On Monday Night Football Tonight

General view of Carolina Panthers' Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 09: A general view of the field during the national anthem before the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys at Bank of America Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

ESPN's Monday Night Football trio of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland has taken plenty of criticism this season. Tessitore, the most experienced member of the crew, had an embarrassing moment tonight.

In the first quarter of tonight's game between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, Carolina faced a 4th-and-1 near midfield. They ran an awesome trick play which got much more than a first down.

Running back Christian McCaffrey tossed a touchdown to tight end Chris Manhertz, giving the Panthers an early lead.

If you listened closely, you can pick up Tessitore's error right away. He called Manhertz "Martinez." It was picked up on by a number of people on Twitter, including Manhertz's cousin.

Now, Manhertz is a backup tight end who has played sparingly. In fact, this touchdown was only his second catch of the season.

Still, Tessitore, a true pro and the best broadcaster of the MNF bunch, is gonna want to have that call back.