Innocent Smoothies apologise following 'Ireland, you are DEAD TO US' Eurovision tweet
A British brand of smoothie drinks has apologised to Ireland after getting 'too far into Eurovision for our own good'.
Whoever mans their official Twitter account is clearly a big Eurovision fan as they were tweeting relentlessly throughout the final on Saturday night and got a little excited over the voting.
When Ireland did not award the UK any points in the voting, they tweeted, "Ireland, you are dead to us."
While some people saw the funny side of their off-the-cuff reaction, others took offence, and the brand apologised profusely and deleted the tweet.
Sorry about this one, guys. We got far too into Eurovision for our own good. Big love to Ireland.— innocent drinks (@innocent) May 13, 2017
They wrote, "Sorry about this one, guys. We got far too into Eurovision for our own good. Big love to Ireland."
After another Twitter user showed them a screengrab of the deleted tweet, they added, "Hello guys. We deleted it because it was rubbish of us. We'll keep the apology up though. Sorry again"
Hello Tara. We were reacting to the TV and obviously not thinking clearly. Really sorry for being idiots.— innocent drinks (@innocent) May 13, 2017
Replying to another tweeter who questioned their comment, they said, "We were reacting to the TV and obviously not thinking clearly. Really sorry for being idiots."
Some were unwilling to let them off the hook.
You've completely arsed up tonight guys, well done @innocent social media team. Will NOT be buying ever again.— PJ Mealiff (@PMealiff1) May 13, 2017
You guys right now pic.twitter.com/T2WloV3GeJ— Mrs Whearty (@BelfastBabs) May 13, 2017
However, just as many appreciated it was a joke.
Us Irish have a sense of humour and realise you meant no harm.— @rebeccamcgrath (@rebeccamcgrath) May 14, 2017
A) it was clearly a joke & funny. B) your social media team are epic, so you're allowed a few "mistakes" anyway— Sophie Danby (@SophieDanby) May 13, 2017
Oh all right, you rascals. You're lucky my kids like your drinks!— Dli O'Doir (@dli_odoir) May 13, 2017
Everyone needs to chill out over a tweet that was clearly a joke...anything to get offended— RAY SHAH (@Ray_Shah) May 13, 2017