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LA Clippers Bizarrely Tout Ayn Rand, Anne Frank to Promote Dating App on International Women’s Day

The post was tied to a partnership between the team and jersey sponsor Bumble

Many people paid tribute to International Women’s Day on Thursday with well-intended posts of influential women. The Los Angeles Clippers hopped on the hashtag train as well, but the result was less-than-ideal for the team.

The NBA franchise recently announced a partnership with dating app Bumble where the company’s logo would be featured on team uniforms. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Clippers tweeted an image featuring Ayn Rand, Anne Frank and Maya Angelou … but the post appeared to be partnered with Bumble.

The tweet, which was removed about 90 minutes after it was initially sent, included quotes from all three women, but that didn’t stop people from criticizing it. The misstep harkens back to the team’s bumbling days under previous owner Donald Sterling.

Reps from Bumble and the Clippers didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Here’s what perplexed Twitter users had to say: