DraftKings issued a mea culpa on Monday morning … after the gambling site posted a 9/11-themed parlay that many viewed as insensitive.
The bet that fans could place money on was called “Never Forget” … and it allowed people to wager on if the New York Mets, New York Yankees and New York Jets would all win on Monday — the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in NY.
Immediately after it was posted, though, it was ripped by social media users … who called it tone-deaf and crass.
In wake of the backlash hours later, DraftKings pulled it from its site … and issued an apology.
“We sincerely apologize for the featured parlay that was shared briefly in commemoration of 9/11,” a DK spokesperson said in a statement to the Boston Globe. We respect the significance of this day for our country and especially for the familys of those who were directly affected.”
The Jets are slated to play the Bills at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on “Monday Night Football.” Meanwhile, the Mets will take on the Diamondbacks at Citi Field in New York — while the Yankees will face the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.