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New England Patriots' Twitter Thanks N-Word Follower

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The New England Patriots is apologizing after its Twitter account publicly thanked a user whose handle contained a racial slur. 

As the team was thanking its one million Twitter followers with automated digital custom jerseys, a Twitter account containing the N-word also received a jersey.

The Patriots have since deleted the tweet, and the account with the N-word has since been deleted.

The team also apologized to fans shortly after as the tweet went viral.

 

 

NECN reached out to the New England Patriots for comment and have not yet heard back. 

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