Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • MLB
  • MLB
  • 6/26 3:40 PM EDT
    Phi0
    Ari0
  • 6/26 7:05 PM EDT
    ChC0
    Was0
  • 6/26 7:10 PM EDT
    Min0
    Bos0
  • 6/26 7:10 PM EDT
    Tex0
    Cle0
  • 6/26 8:10 PM EDT
    NYY0
    CWS0
  • 6/26 10:10 PM EDT
    LAA0
    LAD0
  • 6/26 10:08 PM EDT
    Col0
    SF0
  • 6/26 4:15 PM EDT
    Cin0
    StL0

Red Sox delete tweet after gaffe



BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox fans are crying foul over an innocuous tweet that the team acknowledges was ill-timed.

The Red Sox tweeted: "So how was everyone's Monday?" The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Hundreds of people pounced, accusing the Sox of being out of touch with a seminal national event.

The franchise deleted the tweet immediately. On Tuesday, Red Sox spokeswoman Zineb Curran said the team's "hearts go out to all who are suffering."

Earlier this month, the New England Patriots apologized after sending out a tweet that thanked a follower with a racist Twitter handle.
Also on AOL:
Google's latest project? A high-tech spoon
Drone shows start of heavy melted snow floods in NY
Rumors of a replacement for Hagel swirl
Dog's 'odd' behavior was lifesaving

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.