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Delta apologizes for giraffe tweet after World Cup USA-Ghana game

Giraffes don't live in Ghana, Delta Airlines discovered Monday.
By Kate Stanton   |   June 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- After a misguided attempt to congratulate USA's victory over World Cup rival Ghana on Monday night, Delta Airlines drew criticism for its inaccurate portrayal of the West African nation.

Delta's Twitter graphic celebrating the win featured images of the Statue of Liberty, representing the United States, and a giraffe, representing Ghana. But as many Twitter users pointed out, there are no giraffes in Ghana.





Delta redacted the erroneous tweet:

"We're sorry for our choice of photo in our previous tweet. Best of luck to all teams," the company added.

It also issued a lengthier statement on its website Tuesday, calling the Twitter photo "inappropriate."

As a global airline, we understand the role images play in shaping global perceptions. 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.
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