After the Netherlands scored a last-minute World Cup victory over Mexico earlier today, the Netherlands' Royal Dutch Airlines—known as KLM—tweeted "Adios Amigos! #NEDMEX" accompanied by a photo of a man with a mustache and a sombrero. Smart and fun!
The tweet was, obviously, met with angry reactions.
.@KLM that's classy, and very racist. Well done global company that has as one of its 7 values to "be courteous and friendly"
— Nacho Bernal (@nachob16) June 29, 2014
the netherlands once again proving that it's really good at casual racism https://t.co/LBOyITtQMj
— SNAFU pipeline (@vogon) June 29, 2014
— annie feighery (@AnnieFeighery) June 29, 2014
Including one from Gael Garcia Bernal!
.@KLM I'm never flying your shitty airline again. Fuck you big time.
— Gael Garcia Bernal (@GaelGarciaB) June 29, 2014
KLM promptly deleted the tweet, but has not yet issued an apology.