FNB red-faced after offensive tweet

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Johannesburg - First National Bank has apologised for an offensive tweet sent on Tuesday from the bank's “FNB Guy” account about a bomb being placed under a paralyzed person's wheelchair in Afghanistan.

“FNB is disappointed in & sincerely apologises for the tweet re Steve. The comment conflicts with our corporate values and has been retracted,” a tweet read from the same account.

Earlier on Tuesday a man by the name Stu posted the following tweet:

“(at)fnb where has Steve disappeared to? Your radio campaign just isn’t the same,” posted by Stu ((at)gormleystuart).

In response, the FNBGuy account under the name (at)Rbjacobs responded by saying:

“He’s some where (sic) in Afghanistan, putting a bomb under a wheelchair and telling the cripple to run for it!”

FNB CEO Jacques Cilliers then tweeted: “Apologies for the (at)Rbjacobs wobble .. experts are investigating quickly.”

The bank could not be reached for comment.


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