According to the paper's apology, "appropriate disciplinary action" would be taken with the individuals involved. Again, this is over a single offensive tweet, an incident that could have been avoided if AJC's social media staff hiring process was more involved than showing applicants a picture of a laptop and a polar bear and asking them to correctly identify which one can connect to the Internet.
NFL Mascot Posts Suicide Joke Because of His Team's Bad Season
The Atlanta Falcons' mascot, Freddie Falcon, recently took part in a walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, because nothing makes people realize the joy of being alive quite like giant animal costumes. When the walk was done, Freddie sent out the following tweet:
"Just kidding, our dogs have a lot of fight left in them. #FalconsDogFight"
The outrage over Freddie's suicide joke was so bad that the foundation itself issued an apology for it. This leads us to wonder why in the crimson poo-streaks the clown school graduate inside the Freddie Falcon costume would also be placed in charge of the character's Twitter account when no part of a mascot's traditional daily duties requires them to speak.
Honestly, he should probably just avoid this whole Internet thing altogether.