Well, it could have been worse. At least this social media gaffe involved an animal. Though it does have some questioning how much the folks behind the Delta Air Lines social media account know about Africa, a continent very much on their route map.
We're sorry for our choice of photo in our previous tweet. Best of luck to all teams.— Delta (@Delta) June 17, 2014
The tweet, which has since been removed, pictured the final score of the game with a photo of the Statue of Liberty next to the U.S. score (2) and a photo of a giraffe next to the Ghana score (1).
Trouble is, there are no giraffes in Ghana. And the Twitterverse knows it.
LOL @delta used a pic of a giraffe to depict Ghana?! That's the most IGNORANT thing I've seen in awhile— Lil Chipotle (@Aye_Nikk) June 17, 2014
But some think the Internet needs to relax.
Oh, come on, people. @Delta's giraffe tweet might not have been brilliant, but racism? Hardly. SMDH.— Courtney (@CourtneyPagh) June 17, 2014
Everyone can agree that this one -- tweeted prior to the controversial giraffe photo -- is much better:
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