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NFL gets roasted on Twitter for post about Hispanic Heritage Month


The National Football League’s design for Hispanic Heritage Month is removed from a touchdown.

A minimum of, that is in accordance with Twitter users who’ve relentlessly mocked the design of the NFL’s campaign to have a good time Hispanic and Latino players.

In a tweet posted on Thursday, the NFL shared a picture for the “Por La Cultura” campaign. The image showed the league’s shield with an “eñe” accent over, the “N” in “NFL.” The “eñe” is written as “Ñ” in Spanish and is its own letter within the language quite than an “N” with a tilde over it, in accordance with The Diversity Style Guide.

“This shield integrates unmistakable Latin flavor and is key to our always-on, 365-day initiative,” read a picture posted by the NFL describing the Hispanic Heritage Month shield. “The electrical brush stroke of the ‘eñe’ is full of an infectious personality that’s carried out through the remainder of the look [and] feel.”

The NFL said its month-long campaign “highlights Latino players, coaches and staff, celebrates Latino excellence and tells authentic stories of the community.”

Users were quick to indicate that the Spanish word for “national,” which is “nacional,” doesn’t have an “eñe” and words in Spanish don’t start with an “eñe.”

“That is embarrassing. There isn’t any eñe on this planet nacional. We don’t say Eñe F L we are saying NFL. Apologize,” tweeted writer Julissa Natzely Arce Raya, adding a face-palm emoji.

Others decided to start out adding “eñe” to other names that do not use the letter.

“In response to the #NFL, I’m eating at Iñ-ñ-Out tonight in celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth,” tweeted criminal justice reform advocate Jerónimo Saldaña.

Others mocked the design of the brand, sharing images from the tv show “The Office,” during which character Ryan Howard, played by BJ Novak, draws an “eñe” over the “n” in “lemonade,” transforming the drink into “Mexican lemonade.”

Sportswriter Nate Atkins updated his Twitter display name, adding an “eñe” to the “N” in “Nate.” He tweeted: “Putting a Ñ in NFL to focus on Latino culture is so lazy and possibly cost loads of money and time to get approved lol.”

A spokesperson for the NFL didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.

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