Boston Police Briefly Honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month

ALLEY-OOPS The Twitterverse is calling foul after a Boston police tweet honored Red Auerbach right with Bill Russell left for Black History Month

A Boston police cruiser.

The Boston Police Department briefly honored legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach last night while celebrating Black History Month, but backed off due to the public backlash. The department tweeted that it was paying tribute to Auerbach for being the first National Basketball Association coach to draft a black player, start five African-American players, and hire the NBA's first African-American head coach.

The department deleted the above tweet shortly after posting and chose to honor Bill Russell[autotag] instead.

Twitter users quickly jumped on the police department, calling the tweet irresponsible and tone deaf.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, the department's account reposted a Black History Month tweet that was originally posted on February 3, honoring Bill Russell, the first African-American NBA coach.

Several tweets also called for the department to apologize for the post. Former city councilor Tito Jackson was among those who used social media to criticize the tweet.

"BPD realizes that an earlier tweet may have offended some and we apologize for that".

Boston 25 News reached out to Boston Police, but they declined to comment.

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