Immediately after the Netherlands’ last-minute World Cup victory over Mexico on Sunday, Dutch airline KLM took to Twitter to celebrate its opponent’s demise. But a tweet intended to be a joke was condemned by Mexican Twitter users as “racist.”
The controversial post displayed the message “Adios Amigos!” over a picture of an airport “Departures” sign, next to which is a small caricature in a sombrero:
KLM, which offers direct flights between Mexico City and Amsterdam, shortly took down the tweet and issued an apology, but not before the post was retweeted almost 10,000 times.
Political correctness: 1. Sense of humor: 0.