The New England Patriots is apologizing after its Twitter account publicly thanked a user whose handle contained a racial slur.
As the team was thanking its one million Twitter followers with automated digital custom jerseys, a Twitter account containing the N-word also received a jersey.
The Patriots have since deleted the tweet, and the account with the N-word has since been deleted.
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The team also apologized to fans shortly after as the tweet went viral.
We apologize for the regrettable tweet that went out from our account. Our filtering system failed & we will be more vigilant in the future. — New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 14, 2014
NECN reached out to the New England Patriots for comment and have not yet heard back.