DraftKings Apologizes For Insensitive 9/11 Theme: “Never Forget”


DraftKings issued a heartfelt apology on Monday morning after the sports betting site posted a 9/11-themed bet that many found to be insensitive. The bet, titled “Never Forget,” allowed fans to wager on whether the New York Mets, Yankees, or Jets would emerge victorious on Monday, marking the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.

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DraftKings has issued an apology for featuring a 9/11-themed bet, “Never Forget,” on their site. The bet allowed fans to wager on the outcome of various New York sporting events scheduled for the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The company swiftly removed the bet following significant backlash on social media, acknowledging its insensitivity towards such a solemn day in American history.

Almost instantly after its release, social media users began criticizing the bet, deeming it inconsiderate and offensive. Responding promptly to the backlash, DraftKings swiftly removed the bet from their site and issued a formal apology.

On the game front, the Jets will be facing off against the Bills at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for “Monday Night Football.” Meanwhile, the Mets will be playing against the Diamondbacks at the Citi Field in New York, and the Yankees will be taking on the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.