Vikings officials celebrate Hispanic History Month with head-scratcher of a hashtag

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On or off the field, the Vikings couldn't do anything right yesterday.
Maybe it wasn't as brutally bad as the Vikings' performance was yesterday, but the team's social media folks offered up their own epic fail with their gameday hashtag choice.

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Hours before the game, the team's official Twitter account offered up this tweet: That hashtag was used in tweets from the team's official account up until it became clear during the last minute of the game that the Purple were on their way to their most depressing home loss in recent memory. Ah, the joys of being a Vikings fan!

Though team officials were apparently blind to it, the hashtag's uncomfortably mixed message wasn't lost on everyone:Sure, hindsight is 20/20 and alliteration is awesome, but c'mon -- it shouldn't have taken too many brain cells to realize #BeatCleveland was the better choice.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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Brian Agar
Brian Agar

The Verizon Vikings have no clue. Hey Rick Spielman, do you think cutting Antoine Winfield still looks good on paper? Hey Leslie, do you think starting linebackers should routinely have no tackles or assists, like Marvin Mitchell? Start Bishop, that's what he was signed for. So far this defense looks like the worst in the NFL giving up 30 points per game routinely. The easy part of the schedule, huh? Somebody better learn how to give motivational speeches to this nonprofessional bunch of flatlines, getting paid millions.

Al Pann
Al Pann

Mr Rupar, is this the best you can do? Seriously...3 minutes of research could have saved you from looking like an idiot. This time, I mean. Not much to be done about your past work at this point.

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

And remember tomorrow is #TacoTuesday

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Called the Browns after their first head coach-Paul Brown

twinsnumber16
twinsnumber16

Have any of you grasped quite yet that perhaps Mr. Rupar went with this story for the HUMOR value?  Why is it automatically assumed that he is offended?  The guy does not offend easy.

Nathan Hoffmann
Nathan Hoffmann

It takes a real racist to actually think the hashtag is racist in the first place. Another gem by Rupar.

Stephanie Lauseng
Stephanie Lauseng

Lol Aw man, I love my Vikings....but we are the George W. Bush of the NFL

Dylan Michel
Dylan Michel

For fucks sake, don't pour racial insensitivity fuel on this stupidity fire. So god damn sick of our society of righteous indignation. The team they played is called the fucking Browns. You want to cry racial insensitivity? Call their front office and complain, and they will tell you they are named after their founders last name and to STFU, which is good advice.

Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson

I can already tell this is most likely some shitty story written by Aaron Rupar.

Nichole Kmett
Nichole Kmett

lol, oh no. Well, I guess their punishment is that The Browns beat them. hah.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

Actually, the only people offended by this would be the racist people who refer to Hispanics as "Browns". This is such a non-story.

Arkadi
Arkadi

@twinsnumber16 Seriously. There's some irony in people screaming "you're offended too easily!" when that doesn't even seem to be the case.

I laughed and facepalmed, but I don't think anyone was actually offended by this.

Southsider
Southsider

@Nathan Hoffmann Where did he say it was racist?  I guess you're lost on irony.

Arkadi
Arkadi

@Dylan Michel Dude, take a deep breath and look for any actual cries of racial sensitivity or righteous indignation. Go ahead, I'll wait.

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