DraftKings was blasted online after the sports betting company promoted a a pre-built parlay involving three New York sports teams playing on 11 September.
According to a screenshot provided by Awful Announcing, DraftKings created a betting option called, “Never Forget,” with the description: “Bet these New York teams to win tonight on 9/11.” The three teams were the New York Mets, New York Yankees and New York Jets, which are also scheduled to play on the 22nd anniversary of the tragedy.
One X user commented, “This one should have stayed in the group chat, Draft Kings.”
Yet another remarked, “the brands find a way to screw this up literally every year.”
In response to the online shaming, DraftKings issued an apology statement to the Boston Globe: “We sincerely apologize for the featured parlay that was shared briefly in commemoration of 9/11. We respect the significance of this day for our country and especially for the familys (sic) of those who were directly affected.”
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