Twitter is accidentally adding an NFL emoji to protest tweets

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The Atlanta Falcons will be facing off against the New England Patriots at the weekend as part of the NFL’s Super Bowl 51.

The news would have stayed in the sports section if not for the Falcon's rallying cry '#RiseUp' spreading on Twitter:

Picture: Twitter

See, to celebrate the Superbowl, when you tweet the hashtag #RiseUp, Twitter automatically adds an emoji of the team:

Picture: Twitter

But the hashtag has also been adopted by people protesting against Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Picture: Twitter

But when demonstrators and supporters to the movement tweeted out #RiseUp, they got an unexpected addition: that little Falcons emoji:

Picture: Twitter

It’s been causing some confusion…


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