“Congrats team #USA! Nice goal @clint_dempsey @soundersfc! #USAvGHA #USMNT #DeltaSEA,” wrote the airline in the typical garbled mess of @s and #s that now constitutes actual human communication.
But it wasn’t the abuse of hashtags that irked people, it was Delta’s decision to represent Ghana with a photo of a giraffe, an animal you won’t find in the West African nation.
In addition to the giraffe photo inaccurately representing the fauna of Ghana, a number of people took offense at the use of a typical “safari”-type photo to represent the people of an entire country… especially since Delta operates flights in and out of Ghana’s capital city of Accra. You’d think the airline might have a more representative photo of the country.
The Tweet almost immediately resulted in negative feedback from people online and Delta eventually pulled the image and Tweeted an apology.