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."
Not surprisingly, ESPN's tweet did not go over well with many Twitter users, who immediately expressed their displeasure.
"Hitler's love for sports is too frequently overlooked as historians obsess over some questionable actions." https://t.co/OljYfzl7aY— Marcus (@Marcus) 1458510899.0
Dumbest tweet of the day or of all time? https://t.co/RonXSGNhNv— Jon Ralston (@Jon Ralston) 1458512903.0
@RalstonReports @SportsCenter Someone real young wrote that tweet, w/ zero knowledge of history.— Michael S. Rothberg (@Michael S. Rothberg) 1458513254.0
@SportsCenter "Harsh Communist Dictator...But, he loved his sports! What a guy! Give him an ESPY for courage!" - ESPN— Bonda (@Bonda) 1458511092.0