AKRON -- Purell posted a dirty dig at Browns fans on Twitter during the Super Bowl, and now the company is working to clean up their mess.
The tweet said:
The #Broncos could use a @Purell refresh moment, because right now they look like the Cleveland Browns.
Purell has since removed the tweet and issued the following apology:
#Browns fans @Purell apologize for the insensitive post. We are investigating the source and we will take appropriate action.
Purell is made by GoJo Industries, which is headquartered in Akron.
A GoJo representative released the following statement to the media Monday:
"On behalf of PURELL, we want to apologize to the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Browns fans for an insensitive tweet that was sent from the PURELL Twitter account last night. Many Cleveland Browns fans are upset and understandably so because as Northeast Ohioans we have deep pride for our local community and local sport teams. When we learned of the post, we immediately took it down. This post does not represent the views of PURELL. Someone made a stupid mistake and we are embarrassed and apologetic. The original apologies came from the person who posted the offending tweet, so we took them down and posted our sincere apology from PURELL. We are taking immediate steps to ensure this never happens again. Again, our sincere apology to the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Browns fans."
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