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Merseyside Police apologize for offensive tweet exchange

A little carried away by today's win possibly?

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The Merseyside Police Department have apologized and announced that an investigation is underway after the official Twitter account made an attempt at a humorous response to an offensive tweet to begin with.

The spokesperson went back on the official Twitter a few minutes later as the outrage took off.

Everton had earlier beaten Sunderland 6-2 at Goodison Park, with striker Arouna Kone marking his contract extension with a hat trick.

Various sections of the population  had criticized the department for the gaffe, but the person behind the tweets was not identified.