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article imageDelta Airlines apologizes to Ghana for giraffe tweet

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 17, 2014 in World
Delta Airlines sent out a tweet last night with a picture that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately that picture was of a giraffe. Giraffes do not live anywhere in Ghana.
This insult came on top of an injury due to losses during the World Cup. The original tweet actually involved congratulating the USA team. Fans fell on the Delta Twitter account after the loss and mistake. It is clear from recent news stories that the World Cup means a lot to Ghana so the outcry was even larger than usual.
Delta promptly apologized for it but the situation still is not resolved. The news has made headlines as far as Russia. Both the largest and smallest sectors of the media are on top of it. Administrators at Delta Airlines are doing everything they can to post damage control messages.
They have quite a bit more work to do because some people are calling them "racist" for their flub. It has been shown constantly that accusations of racism can be a stumbling block for any business or team.
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