The airline giant tweeted out a congratulatory message to Team USA with a picture of the Statue of Liberty and the No. 2 and then a picture of a giraffe and the No. 1 to represent the score.
Only problem is that there are no giraffes in Ghana.
Sorry Delta, not all African countries feature all of the animals you get to see at the zoo. The use of this stereotype was noted by pretty much everyone with an Internet connection or data plan and the backlash came fast and fierce.
It prompted Delta to issue an apology — twice.
The first version of this tweet, which was deleted, actually had Delta apologizing for its “precious” tweet.
Perhaps if Delta tweets out after the U.S.-Portugal game, they’ll use a totally accurate picture of a matador.
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