Delta Airlines under fire for World Cup tweet

Delta Airlines is being criticized for sending a controversial tweet congratulating the United States soccer team for defeating Ghana in the World Cup. 

The tweet included a graphic containing the final score of the game that used a picture of the Statue of Liberty to represent the U.S. team and a giraffe to represent Ghana. 

Twitter uses accused the airline of being racially insensitive, and Delta quickly deleted the tweet and followed up with an apology post. 

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

The controversial tweet was later replaced with a message containing of a picture of soccer ball drawn onto a Delta napkin that contained the message “Go #USA! #USAvGHA #USMNT”