Black Sports : New England Patriots Twitter Surprise

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    New England Patriots Celebrate Twitter Milestone With N-Word

    November 14, 2014

    The New England Patriots learned the hard way that Twitter can also be an anti-social media platform. In a failed effort to celebrate its NFL-leading one millionth follower, the official Twitter account of the Patriots sent out a tweet including a racial slur on Thursday evening.

    The trouble began when @Patriots encouraged followers to retweet this message to receive "custom digital jerseys" featuring their own Twitter handle:



    A Twitter user with an offensive username that included the N-word took up the Patriots on their offer and the resulting tweet, including a custom digital jersey, was shared by the team.

    View the offensive tweet below.

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    Posted as a thumbnail as it may be offensive to some
    (the 1 millionth tweet that was displayed and congratulated for helping them reach 1 million)


    The Patriots' Twitter account deleted the offensive image and subsequently issued an apology, blaming the tweet on its "filtering system":



    Source:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/14/patriots-twitter-n-word_n_6158756.html
     
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