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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Tweet Angers Mexico Soccer Fans


What was meant to be a joke has turned into a WHOOPS-moment for Dutch airline KLM after it infuriated Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands' incredible comeback victory in the World Cup.

Within minutes of the Netherlands' 2-1 victory over the Tri, KLM fired off a Tweet which showed a picture of an airport departures sign under the heading "Adios Amigos!"

The post of course went viral, with A-list Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal using not one but two expletives in a 140-character Tweet to tell his 2 million-plus followers that he'll never fly the carrier again. Amid the widespread protest online, the post was pulled a half-hour later without an explanation.

"It was meant to be a joke," KLM spokeswoman Lisette Ebeling Koning told The Associated Press, adding that the airline never intended to offend Mexicans, which it serves via a daily direct flight between Mexico City and Amsterdam. "But there was too much negative reaction."

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