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Delta Says Sorry For ‘Inappropriate’ World Cup Tweet About Ghana

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ATLANTA — 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.

Delta has deleted its tweet that referenced giraffes in Ghana. Giraffes aren't native to Ghana.

Delta has deleted its tweet that referenced giraffes in Ghana. Giraffes aren’t native to Ghana.

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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