Delta says sorry for tweet linking Ghana, giraffe

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by Associated press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 2:31 PM

 ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is apologizing for a tweet meant to congratulate the U.S. soccer team for its win over Ghana but which critics say was ignorant or offensive.

Delta gave the tweet the equivalent of a referee's red card: The airline pulled the post after criticism on social media.

Monday's tweet had the final score of the World Cup game, 2-1. It showed the Statue of Liberty to represent the U.S., and used a giraffe to symbolize Ghana.

But giraffes aren't native to Ghana.

Delta said Tuesday that the tweet was inaccurate and inappropriate.

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