Delta Air lines blasted for Ghana World Cup defeat ‘Giraffe’ tweet

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United States based Delta Air Lines has come under heavy criticism for depicting Ghana with a Giraffe in a tweet the company sent out after the Black Stars’ defeat to the US in their 2014 World Cup opener.

The tweet which was meant as a congratulatory message to the winning American side depicted the USA team with the Statue of Liberty and Ghana with a Giraffe.

Many users of the social networking site twitter blasted Delta Air Lines and described the tweet as racist.

Delta deleted the original tweet and replaced it with an apology saying “We’re sorry for our choice of photo in our previous tweet. Best of luck to all teams”.

The Atlanta based Delta which operates a daily flight between Accra and some major US cities is one of the world’s largest airlines.

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