Posted On June 16, 2014 By In Entertainment, Media, Social Media, Twitter

Delta Airlines Represents Ghana With Giraffe in Congratulatory Tweet To USA

After Nigeria’s ‘game’ against Iran today in the World Cup, a lot of us kept the little hope we had up that Ghana would do us as Africans proud and defeat USA. Sadly, that didn’t happen, but at least they managed to score one goal.

Not long after the win, brands started sending out congratulatory tweets as they always do when there’s a major event. It’s a great marketing opportunity, you can’t blame them really. However, one brand’s tweet wasn’t well received by Africans especially. Delta Airlines decided to congratulate the USA with the scores against things that symbolized both countries and this is what they came up with:


You know, it’s Ghana. I’m pretty sure they don’t even have giraffes there! I did some research and confirmed the distribution of giraffes in Africa; none in Ghana. Delta has since deleted the tweet and apologized:

Oh the ignorance! It’s a giraffe gaffe! (So sorry. Couldn’t resist..)

On a scale of 1-10 how messed up do you think this is? Let us know!

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Faridah Seriki has been interested in technology since she got her hands on a desktop when she was eight. She founded Technesstivity after releasing a successful blog she made for class combining her passion for both journalism and technology. Faridah graduated from Vivian Fowler in 2009 and lives in New York where she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism

  • upnepa

    These people lack respect