Delta Air Lines offends with World Cup tweet

ATLANTA (WGCL) — Giraffe’s are generally silent, but a picture of one is making a lot of noise.

Following the United States soccer team’s 2-1 win over Ghana in the World Cup Monday, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines tweeted out a congratulations to the team.

They used an image of the Statue of Liberty to represent the U.S. and a giraffe for the African nation of Ghana.

The only problem is, there are no giraffes in Ghana.

The twitterverse instantly called the airline out on their gaffe.

On Tuesday, Delta issued an apology for the erroneous post.

“As a global airline, we understand the role images play in shaping global perceptions,” said a Delta spokesperson. “We also recognize our responsibility to create messages that are both accurate and inclusive. We take this responsibility seriously.”

“Yesterday, we failed to meet this responsibility. For this, we sincerely apologize.”

The company also deleted the tweet.

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