Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/6/13
ATLANTA, GA- On Sunday after representing the Atlanta Falcons at the AFSP Suicide Prevention Walk, Freddie Falcon, the mascot, tweeted, “Had a good time at the #ood suicide prevention walk today. I may need to go back if our season continues the way it is.” The tweet was posted after the loss to the Panthers. This could’ve been a public relations nightmare, but during the same afternoon since the insensitive tweet was posted another tweet stated, “I am truly sorry for my inappropriate and insensitive tweet. It was in poor taste.” Since then an official spokesperson for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention issued this statement in reference to the tweet, “For the more than 1,000 survivors of suicide loss who participated in today’s walk, suicide prevention is no laughing matter. We hope everyone who joined us today, including Freddie; support our vision for a world without suicide.” The Out of the Darkness Walks are AFSP’s signature fundraising campaign that brings together families, friends, and supporters of the organizations cause in hundreds of communities nation-wide. Usually, Freddie Falcon is a caring and respectful to all individuals. (Photo Credit: D. Orlando Ledbetter) Now we all know that Freddie Falcon is not a single person. He is a small part of the Falcon’s organization that gives a bit of humor and whimsy to the fans, so of course following the football-loving bird on twitter can be humorous. However, when organizations that have important goals to the communities of America are involved as the butt-end of jokes, it’s hard to laugh; even in a private setting with close friends the atmosphere may quickly become sour. The twitter page has been relatively inactive since those tweets had been issued. Follow isportsweb on twitter Obviously this is not an appropriate look for the Falcons because the team and organization alike have been making a commitment to improving the Atlanta and metro-Atlanta areas by taking part in the popular Rise Up campaign. Also linebacker Sean Weatherspoon started the SPOONful of Hope Foundation in 2011 to provide low income and inner-city youth in the greater Atlanta area with better opportunities to succeed. Regardless, the team will now have to be even more careful as they are already upsetting the fan base with the play on the field, now they’ll have to check the staff off the field to ensure complete consistency. Read more Falcons rumors, news and opinion on our Atlanta Falcons page
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for our favorite football movies
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

NFL tries to reduce kick returns, promptly causes more kick returns

San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

Clint Dempsey undergoing testing for irregular heartbeat

Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chargers would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

Falcons rookie Keanu Neal needs surgery on knee

Jerry Jones unhappy with Ezekiel Elliott's dispensary visit

Texas Tech using fake Twitter accounts to track players

Nike creates custom Air Jordan shoes in tribute to Craig Sager

Browns wanted ‘second-round pick and then some’ for Gordon

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

Marshall’s first impression of Fitzpatrick: ‘He was terrible’

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Six worst quarterback situations in the NFL

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

The 20 best boxing movies of all time

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker