Sonic says location’s Redskins sign was ‘hurtful and unacceptable’

A Belton, Mo., location of the fast-food chain displayed a sign that said the Kansas City Chiefs would ‘scalp’ its opponents. It was up for a few hours, but the outrage spread far and wide via social media.

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Sonic hasn’t posted any open apologies to Facebook or Twitter, but its Twitter replies are virtually nothing but apologies at the moment. A few examples:

@Amandaallen30 You are right we cannot erase the pain and for that we are very sorry.

— Sonic Drive-In (@sonicdrive_in) December 9, 2013

@StarNayea Owner of the restaurant has counseled employee. Considering next actions. Learning experience for employee and all concerned.

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