Red Cross of Oklahoma on Sugar Bowl: We understand if Alabama needs relief

Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners players, including injured linebacker Corey Nelson (with trophy) celebrate their 45-31 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Social media can be a dangerous thing. That’s likely something an intern or social media coordinator at the Red Cross of Oklahoma found out this morning after their Twitter account attempted to poke fun at the Alabama Crimson Tide.

With the Sugar Bowl in the books after the Oklahoma Sooners 45-31 victory, the Red Cross of Oklahoma posted the following on their Twitter:

We understand Alabama’s need for relief and privacy during this difficult time. Great game. #OUvsBAMA #SugarBowl

It probably came across relatively funny at the time, but it doesn’t seem like many took too kindly to the humor as the tweet was quickly removed. But as we all know, once something makes its way onto the interwebz, it’s never really gone and captured a screenshot of the moment as can be seen below:

Obviously, the RCO was simply trying to have fun with the rivalry and there was nothing malicious behind the tweet, but it’s not something you expect from an organization like the Red Cross, thus the outrage.

How say you, FanSided? Fair or foul?

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