Delta made a big mistake when they tweeted congratulations to the USMNT last night.
Now now, I'm sure there's at least 1 secret giraffe in Ghana. (via Mediaite)
Delta Airlines made an adorably ignorant mistake last night when they tweeted the above congratulations to the USMNT in their defeat over Ghana. Unfortunately, while the United States is indeed home to the Statue of Liberty, Ghana—unlike some other African countries that aren't Ghana—doesn't have any giraffes.
Here's a helpful map from Deadspin illustrating where giraffes live in Africa, and where Ghana is:
The tweeting error was a helpful reminder that Africa is real big, and it ain't all dramatic sunsets over savannas. That said, Delta's tweet was nowhere near as embarrassing as that extremely NSFW one from US Airways back in April.
Still, it was probably the right thing to do for Delta to delete the tweet and apologize.
We're sorry for our choice of photo in our previous tweet. Best of luck to all teams.— Delta (@Delta) June 17, 2014
(by Shira Rachel Danan)