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article imageKansas City Chiefs apologize after insulting frustrated fan

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By Owen Weldon
Sep 13, 2012 in Sports
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A person from the Kansas City Chiefs organization wrote a comment to a fan VIA Twitter, and it ended up going viral. The organization ended up issuing an apology.
The fan, Travis Wright, 39, decided that he would go onto his Twitter account and send out a complaint about the Chiefs.
According to Yahoo, Wright tweeted to his 124,000+ followers that he was not much of a fan of the Chiefs anymore. He went onto say that the Chief's owner, Clark Hunt, yearly 30M under the cap was unethical. He also called the owners greedy.
According to NBC, an employee who handles the team's Twitter account saw what Wright had wrote, and decided to send a private direct message to Wright. The employee told Wright that he should get a clue and get his facts straight, and that it was his choice to be a fan.
Wright ended up putting the message on Reddit, where it was read by hundreds of people who ripped into the organization for not being professional in their response to Wright.
According to NESN, the Kansas City Chiefs took to Twitter and issued an apology. The person said that they were sorry for the response they gave and that there was no excuse for their actions. They went onto say that it will not happen again.
As of now it is not known whether the employee is still with the organization or if they lost their job.
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