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Dutch Airline Sends ‘Racist’ World Cup Tweet, Apologizes

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.

Via Fox News.

Ian Tuttle — Ian Tuttle is the former Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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