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Dutch airline takes a shot at Mexico after late win

Jun 29, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT


Dutch airline KLM had a go at Mexico after the Netherlands came back to beat Miguel Herrera’s squad late 2-1, sending Mexico home and advancing the Netherlands to the quarterfinals.

They sent out a picture of an airport “Departures” sign along with a silhouette of a mustached-figure wearing a sombrero.

The tweet read “Adios Amigos! #NEDMEX”

Click here to see a screenshot of the tweet.

Royal Dutch Airlines has since deleted the tweet, but there still has been plenty of a response from various parties.

AeroMexico, for one, tweeted an “Arrivals” sign along with the text “Thank you for this great tournament, we’re proud and hope to see you home safe.”

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal wasn’t so tactful with his response, tweeting a profanity-laced response that included “I am never flying your s***** airline again.”  He has also deleted his tweet, issuing this apology:

  1. urallstupid - Jun 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    thats not even in bad taste. altho you wouldnt expect that from an airline really. and lol @ mexican actor, like he really matters.

  2. egb234 - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I’m sure the national fans that wear sombreros and licha libre costumes while screaming “puto” at opposing players are shocked by the impropriety.

    • thedeadlockvictim - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      You forgot tossing bags of urine.

  3. denny65 - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    At any moment I expect a $900 billion dollar suit brought by Mexico against the airline,for the racist use of a sombrero-topped figure.

    Because PC.

  4. lyleoross - Jun 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Wow, an international brand shooting itself in the donkey by acting like a schoolboy. It’s funny how the comments here all focused on two things, oh, what KLM did wasn’t that bad, and look at that idiot actor, but no one commented on AeroMexico’s polite, and timely comeback. I thought it was brilliant.

    • Professor Fate - Jun 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      Agree. Nothing more impressive than showing class in the face of low-brow “humor.”

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