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.