Kentucky pol demands apology after police tweet rape joke during Super Bowl

 Kentucky pol demands apology after police tweet rape joke during Super Bowl

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) on Sunday demanded an apology from the Kentucky State Police after they reportedly tweeted a rape joke from their official account during the Super Bowl.

Kentucky State Police tweeted a gif of a bar of soap hitting the ground, according to the Kentucky Courier Journal, "a crude reference to an inmate making himself vulnerable to anal rape."

“Enjoy watching @Robgronkowski (TE) play but if you drink & drive…your tight-end may end up in jail! #designateddriver,” the tweet read, referring to the New England Patriots' tight end. 

The Courier Journal reported that the tweet was deleted after the publication contacted a police spokesman for comment. The spokesman declined to comment to the newspaper.

Grimes tweeted a link to the Courier Journal’s story, writing that the state police owed an apology to victims of sexual assault.

“Rape & sexual assault are not joking matters,” she tweeted. “Citizens expect & deserve better of law enforcement. An apology to victims everywhere from [Kentucky State Police] is needed.”