Americans can rest comfortably knowing the U.S. State Department has a handle on things.
Following days of media reports on the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine, and amid calls for Americans to leave Ukraine as fears mount of a potential Russian invasion, the State Department took the time to promote an explanation of the “iconic” American event known as the Super Bowl.
“The Super Bowl is today, and it is likely to again be the most watched television program of the year in the U.S.,” the official Twitter account for the Department of State shared on Sunday.
“Learn more about this iconic American event and why the Super Bowl is like a ‘cultural holiday’ from @ShareAmerica,” the tweet added.
The Super Bowl is today, and it is likely to again be the most watched television program of the year in the U.S. Learn more about this iconic American event and why the Super Bowl is like a “cultural holiday” from @ShareAmerica: https://t.co/xTrSGAfVgA
— Department of State (@StateDept) February 13, 2022
The tweet came just one day after announcing that the U.S. is evacuating its embassy in Kyiv “due to the continued threat of Russian military action.”
A senior State Department official said on Saturday that it “is past time for private citizens to leave Ukraine,” according to Politico.
“Our ability to help them through that crisis, during that crisis, is going to be extremely limited, and they cannot have any reasonable expectation that the U.S. government is going to be able to rescue them if they find themselves in harm’s way in a war zone,” an official with the department said.
Twitter users reacted with a collective eye-roll at the Super Bowl primer being promoted in the midst of an impending war between Russia and Ukraine.
State Dept posts primer to the world explaining Super Bowl. May be of help to Russian troops on Ukraine border. https://t.co/3ZP0usfDhU
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 13, 2022
Don’t you folks have other things to worry about?
— Manservant Hecubus (@MHecubus) February 13, 2022
Do your jobs
— AirDude79 (@AirDude79) February 13, 2022
You know who won’t be watching the Super Bowl today or learning about this iconic American Event? The American citizens you left in Afghanistan.
— Yehuda Remer (@ThePewPewJew) February 13, 2022
a “cultural holiday” https://t.co/KnLbtsT1F8
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) February 13, 2022
@StateDept should be focusing on safety, foreign interference, not PR for the #SuperBowl.
We disagree with your statement about viewership. The #NFL succumbed to kneeling and saw a nose dive in viewership. #DonaldTrump is the most watched personality! https://t.co/mqinChjnzZ
— 🇺🇸WRN (WE R NEWS)🇺🇸 (@WhiteRabbitNew2) February 13, 2022
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