NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rule of thumb: Think before you tweet.

The Mets’ social-media team clearly didn’t do that on Monday afternoon.

READ MORE: MTA, Union Leaders Call For More NYPD Officers To Patrol Subways After Off-Duty Conductor Nearly Blinded By Attacker

In spring training action on Monday, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out the side against the Cardinals in the first inning.

The Mets’ Twitter account tweeted the following: “Dice-KKK off to a quick start. He strikes out the side in the 1st inning. #NYMvsSTL”

Needless to say, that tweet ruffled some feathers and was seen as offensive.

The Mets deleted the tweet, and then posted another tweet clarifying that “KKK” merely indicated that Dice-K struck out three batters, and any reference to the Ku Klux Klan was “unintended.”

As they say, you are what you tweet. Be careful…

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

MORE NEWS: NYPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Statue Of Polish Hero Father Jerzy Popiełuszko Is Vandalized

[display-posts category=”sports” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]