Giraffe gaffe: Delta apologizes for USA-Ghana World Cup tweet

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

"Congrats team #USA!" Delta wrote in the tweet, which included an overlay of the score above stock images of the Statue of Liberty and a 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.

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"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."

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The airline later issued an apology.

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Nonetheless, the ill-conceived tweet was widely mocked and sparked several photo-driven parodies.

 

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