DraftKings issued an apology for a sports betting promotion that was published yesterday (September 11, 2018) and focused on New York.
On the DraftKings website, there was an offer for a parlay wager on three New York sports teams winning. The promo, entitled ‘Never Forget,’ stated that bets could be placed on the New York sports teams to win on 9/11.
New York Jets of the NFL and Major League Baseball’s New Yankees and New York Mets played.
Images of the promotion were heavily criticized on Twitter, a social media platform. Yesterday was the 22nd anniversary since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on the US.
On 11 September 2001, terrorists hijacked 4 commercial flights in America and killed almost 3,000 people.
DraftKings was criticized by the Fraternal Order of Police, an association of law enforcement officers sworn in the US.
The FOP asked on X: “What is wrong with DraftKings that you find it acceptable to make light of the murders of 3,000 innocents?” When we say #NeverForget we do not mean to bet on the game of tonight. We mean “Never Forget!”
DraftKings pulls feature parlay
apologized on X for the promotion. This post has received over 1.2 millions views.
DraftKings apologized for the featured parlay, which was briefly shared in honor of 9/11. “We understand the importance of this day to our country, and in particular for the families who have been directly affected.