Patriots’ Social Media In Hot Water Over Racist ‘Auto-Tweet’

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Hate them or love them, the New England Patriots have been one of the most impressive American sports franchises of the 21st century, and you can’t be a football fan without respecting Brady & Co.

You CAN, however, hate the Patriots’ social media team for making a seriously racist gaffe on Thursday night.

After becoming the first NFL team to reach a million followers on Twitter, some genius over at @Patriots thought it’d be a great idea to “auto-thank” each and every follower, Deadspin reports.

Big. Mistake.

Racist Tweet (screenshot: Twitter)

Racist Tweet (screenshot: Twitter)

This tweet was up for 15 minutes before someone at Foxborough realized the mistake and probably fired the person.