Yes, you did read that title correctly: A police department in England really is in trouble for tweeting a couple of rape jokes.
The background: This past Sunday, the Everton soccer team defeated Sunderland by a 6-2 margin…a blowout, in soccer terms. A Twitter user than sent the following to the Merseyside Police Department. Everton, which is located in Merseyside, then responded. That exchange below:
As if that wasn’t bad enough, they then came back for seconds:
Yeah, this went over poorly:
And, as you can imagine, Merseyside Police was forced to apologize:
What has since come out about this story is that one individual was responsible for the tweets, and that that individual “left the organization.” I didn’t think this needed to be said, but here goes: Never, ever, ever use the internet to make rape jokes. Come to think of it, never ever EVER MAKE RAPE JOKES.
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