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Associated Press Removes Nickelback 9/11 Tweet: ‘It Was In Poor Taste’

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A tweet from the Associated Press Planner handle celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nickelback’s Silver Side Up album has been deleted. The tweet recognized the album immediately after sending out a reminder about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Tomorrow: 20th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks (11 Sep),” the account tweeted.

Following that tweet was a reminder about the Nickelback album, released Sept. 11, 2001.

The AP Planner account eventually acknowledged the Nickelback tweet, indicating it regretted sending it out in the first place.

β€œA tweet sent on the @AP_Planner account about Saturday, Sept. 11, being the anniversary of a Nickelback album was deleted. The tweet was in poor taste,” the follow-up tweet read.

Of course, this is Nickelback we’re talking about, and you can’t help but take a shot at one of the most ridiculed bands in pop/rock history. Multiple Twitter users did just that.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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