Hertfordshire Police Have Apologised After Two Rather Ill-Advised World Cup Tweets

This is not the #WorldCup2014 social media engagement you’re looking for.

1. Colombia faced Uruguay three days ago and everyone was really positive about it.

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2. Although Hertfordshire police had a different angle.

3. Oh, and this also happened while Nigeria were playing Argentina.

4. A Herts police spokesman said:

We would like to apologise to anyone who has been offended by the tweets issued by Hertfordshire Constabulary linked to the World Cup. Our only aim was to give crime prevention advice about issues which may affect communities in Hertfordshire, having researched crime issues for the countries involved in the tournament. In order to prevent any further offence we have removed the posts.

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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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