British Airways apologises after racist retweet

British Airways has launched an investigation after an offensive and racist message was apparently re-tweeted from its official Twitter account. The BA Twitter account, which has 210,000 followers, retweeted a message which included extremely profane language and a racist term against Asian people, on Saturday.

The offensive message was deleted and the airline tweeted an apology: "Apologies for the last RT. We are sorry for any offence caused and are investigating how this may have happened," the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

A profane message was posted by a Twitter user named Jae Jang Ladd. Another user tweeting under the name Asian Ronaldo, replied asking Jae Jang Ladd asking him to go back to his country. The message was then re-tweeted by the official BA twitter account.

BA spokesman Helena Flynn said the team were thoroughly investigating the incident. Flynn said, "We'd just like to apologise to all of the poor people who have been involved in this and apologise for any offence caused."

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