Greener BeeGreen TipsDanny Green apologizes for 'lol' caption on Holocaust selfie he took during Spurs' trip to Berlin

The San Antonio Spurs traveled to Europe last week for a 10-day preseason trip through the NBA’s 2014-15 Global Games initiative, which tips off Wednesday when the defending NBA champions take on German side Alba Berlin in an exhibition contest. As part of the team’s travels, shooting guard Danny Green visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Information Centre, more commonly referred to as the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.

Because he’s a young person in 2014, he took a photograph of himself at the memorial site and posted it to Instagram with a fairly sober caption: “A lot of history here, more than you could imagine…very sad/tragic things happened #holocaust #berlin.” When he posted it to his Facebook page, though, he used a different, unfortunate caption:

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.Danny Green's since-deleted Facebook photo. (Screencap via The Big Lead)

Danny Green’s since-deleted Facebook photo. (Screencap via The Big Lead)

That, as you might expect, led some fans and commenters to upbraid Green for showing a lack of sensitivity given the gravity and scope of the horrors the museum commemorates. That, as you might expect, led to Green deleting both the offending Facebook post and the Instagram photo — he’d later reupload the image to Facebook with the aforementioned sober caption — and apologizing via Twitter:




While Green may well have been using it as little more than an innocent interjection, here’s hoping athletes (and, y’know, everyone else) take some actionable information away from his Wednesday morning issues: Generally speaking, people aren’t going to look too kindly on juxtaposing “lol” with stuff like representations of the murder of 6 million Jews and 11 million people total. When in doubt, it’s probably best to keep those tones separated.

Hat-tip to The Big Lead.

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