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Delta Tweets and Deletes Seriously Inaccurate World Cup Image

Delta Airlines joined the rest of Twitter Monday evening in congratulating Team USA for defeating Ghana 2-1 in its first round World Cup match. The only problem with the airline’s photo choice? Giraffes don’t live in Ghana.

Delta deleted the tweet after an enormous amount of backlash from people pointing out that not all African countries are alike.

As HyperVocal’s Slade Sohmer pointed out, at least they didn’t mess up as badly as US Airways did earlier this year:

Update — 9:35 p.m. ET: Delta has now apologized for their “precious tweet.”

Update — 9:40 p.m. ET: …and now they have deleted the apology and fixed their typo:

[Photo via screengrab]

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