BPD takes down Auerbach Black History Month tweet

Boston Police Briefly Honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month

Boston Police Briefly Honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month

The Boston Police Department is facing a bevy of backlash online after tweeting a Black History Month tribute post that honored a white man.

Some people were even calling for a public apology from the department.

Boston PD's since-deleted tweet on Black History Month. Pictured was the statue of Red Auerbach in Faneuil Hall wearing a police hat.

"Only in #Boston do the @bostonpolice honor Red Auerbach for #blackhistorymonth". Former city councilor Tito Jackson was among those who used social media to criticize the tweet.

Later, the department issued another tweet celebrating Black History Month, this time celebrating Bill Russel, the first African-American head coach in the history of the National Basketball Association. Please file this under Hell Nah aka Not Having it aka Not Ok.

"BPD realizes that an earlier tweet may have offended some and we apologize for that".

The Boston Police Department came under fire Sunday for tweeting a Black History Month Tribute about a white basketball coach.

The tweet was deleted less than an hour after it was posted, and the department replaced it with a tweet that said "Our intentions were never to offend".

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