Dutch airline enrages Mexican soccer fans with offensive tweet

"I'm never flying your s**tty airline again. F**k you big time."

Jun 29, 2014, 4:38 pm

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EJ Dickson 

EJ Dickson

Proving both that Mexico takes soccer very seriously, and airlines need to stop giving drunk interns control over their social media accounts, the Dutch airline KLM landed in hot water Sunday with a tweet poking fun at the Netherlands’ victory over Mexico in the World Cup, which many found racially insensitive and in poor taste.

Posted shortly after the Netherlands beat Mexico 2-1 in a World Cup Round of 16 match, the tweet read, “Adios Amigos! #NEDMEX,” along with a picture of a flight departures sign featuring a caricature wearing a sombrero.

Oof. Niet sportief, KLM. Niet sportief at all.

The tweet, which has since been deleted, caused an uproar among many of KLM’s Mexican followers, including Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal:

Although it doesn’t look like KLM has issued an apology yet, if they do we hope it’s something like this (NSFW). 

H/T New York Daily News | Photo by Lord of the Wings/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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