Following the United States' 2-1 win over Ghana tonight in the 2014 World Cup, Delta decided to congratulate the U.S. Men's National Team with a tweet featuring some image association. For the U.S., there's the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of American freedom and democracy. As for Ghana, there's a giraffe, the...uhh...you see...um...honestly, we don't know why they chose a giraffe. Especially when consider that, according to a research paper for BMC Biology, there are no giraffes in Ghana.
Some people are going as far as calling Delta racist for using the image of a giraffe to represent Ghana. Maybe they were just misinformed. Either way, the company's Twitter account has removed the photo and issued the following apology:
We're sorry for our choice of photo in our previous tweet. Best of luck to all teams.— Delta (@Delta) June 17, 2014