Boston Police Face Criticism for Black History Month Tweet

This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Photo: AP/Matt Rourke, File
This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.

February 12, 2018 07:03 AM

Boston police are facing heavy criticism online for a now-deleted Twitter post for Black History Month that celebrated a white man.

The original post on the department's official Twitter account Sunday was in honor of former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. The department tweeted that it was paying tribute to Auerbach for being the first NBA coach to draft a black player, start five African-American players, and hire the NBA's first African-American head coach.

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