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ESPN SportsCenter’s Fidel Castro Tweet During Obama’s Historic Cuba Visit Backfires Immediately

"Savior and scourge, Fidel Castro was many things to many people."

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar. (Photo Credit:

ESPN's SportsCenter's Twitter account came under fire Sunday for sending out a tweet praising Fidel Castro for his love of sports.

The tweet, which has since been deleted, appeared to paint the Cuban dictator in a positive light.

"Savior and scourge, Fidel Castro was many things to many people," the now-deleted tweet read, according to Mediaite. "One thing all can agree on: He loved his sports."

Image source: Mediaite screen grab.

Not surprisingly, ESPN's tweet did not go over well with many Twitter users, who immediately expressed their displeasure.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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