NFL team apologizes for ‘regrettable tweet’

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots are apologizing for a “regrettable tweet.”

Earlier today, the team asked fans to retweet a message about their one million followers.

Anyone who retweeted the message could receive a digital Pats jersey with their personal Twitter handle in place of the name.

According to Boston.com, this led to the team tweeting out a racial slur, which was deleted an hour after it was posted.

Source: DeadSpin

Source: Deadspin

 

After realizing what happened, the New England Patriots sent out an apology tweet.