The tweet, which has since been deleted, also included a picture of a departures sign and a small cartoon of a man wearing a sombrero.
"In the best of sportsmanship, we offer our heartfelt apologies to those who have been offended by the comment," said Marnix Fruitema, KLM's director general in North America.
In a similar incident last week, Delta Airlines apologized for tweeting a picture of a giraffe, representing Ghana, after the United States beat the West African nation 2-1. Delta deleted the tweet after many social media users pointed out that giraffes don't live in Ghana.
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