The Houston Rockets step in it with an off color in-game Tweet

Last night as the NBA’s Houston Rockets were putting the final touches on a 4-1 first round playoff series victory over their in state rivals Dallas Mavericks, the official Rockets Twitter account posted the following Tweet:

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More than likely the result of a misguided employee caught up in the moment, the emoji Tweet of a horse being put down caught the Internet off guard. The Dallas Mavericks replied which was then followed up with an apology by Houston.