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Delta Apologizes for Boneheaded World Cup Tweet

June 17, 2014

Delta Apologizes for Boneheaded World Cup Tweet

June 17, 2014

Delta Airlines has apologized for a tweet — posted after Monday’s thrilling 2-1 U.S. World Cup team’s victory over Ghana — that used a picture of a giraffe to represent the African country.

"Congrats team #USA!" Delta wrote in the tweet that included an overlay of the scoreline above stock images of the Statue of Liberty and giraffe.

But the airline deleted the tweet after Twitter users pointed out that while the continent of Africa may be home to giraffes, Ghana is not.

"Sorry, Delta," Yahoo’s Graham Watson wrote on Dirty Tackle. “Not all African countries feature all of the animals you get to see at the zoo.”

The airline later issued an apology. 

First United’s super-NSFW photo upload, and now this: Maybe airlines should just stop using Twitter?