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:
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.
@HoustonRockets Not very classy but we still wish you guys the best of luck in the next round.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 29, 2015
Our Tweet earlier was in very poor taste & not indicative of the respect we have for the @dallasmavs & their fans. We sincerely apologize.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 29, 2015