The Related Press on Thursday caught some blowback over a social media submit selling its story in regards to the Atlanta Falcons hiring Raheem Morris as their subsequent head coach.
The picture that accompanied the submit on X confirmed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero.
Morris and Evero are each Black males, and the AP took warmth from NFL pundits and followers on social media.
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Damien Woody, a former New England Patriots offensive lineman who gained two Tremendous Bowl titles with the workforce, noticed the submit.
“Cmon @AP…do higher!” he wrote with an hooked up screenshot of the submit.
Fort Price Star-Telegram Dallas Cowboys author Clarence Hill Jr. added, “Rattling disgrace.”
Others on social media had been surprised. NFL author Dov Kleiman added a facepalm emoji to the top of his submit.
The Related Press confirmed to Fox Information Digital the incorrect picture was used within the story and that the proper picture was changed as quickly as the error was found.
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“We apologize,” the outlet mentioned.
Morris will reportedly take over because the Falcons’ head coach even after the workforce interviewed Invoice Belichick twice. Evero was additionally interviewed twice for the place.
Morris has been in Southern California teaching with the Los Angeles Rams for the reason that 2021 season, profitable the Tremendous Bowl in his first season there. He returns to Atlanta after serving a number of roles from 2015 to 2020.
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Morris was the top coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 to 2011 and served because the Falcons’ interim head coach in 2020. Arthur Smith ultimately took over in 2021 by the 2023 season.
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