Vikings Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Hilarious Tweet

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We think they meant well...but....que?!

The Minnesota Vikings accidentally offended many Latinos when they posted an unfortunate tweet celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. On Sunday, the team played Cleveland, and posted this tweet:

“We are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month at today’s game. #BeatTheBrowns.”

The double-meaning of the hashtag was quickly noticed by fans, prompting the Vikings to delete the tweet.

The Minnesota team, however, didn't let the slip-up stop them from using the hashtag for the rest of the day. The Vikings added #BeatTheBrowns to nearly every tweet of the game. 


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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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