British Airways 'Twitter account hacked'
British Airways has launched an investigation after its Twitter account was apparently hacked and an offensive message re-tweeted.
The official BA Twitter account seemingly re-tweeted an offensive and racist message on Saturday afternoon.
After the offensive re-tweet was deleted, staff at the airline then tweeted an apology.
"Apologies for the last RT. We are sorry for any offence caused and are investigating how this may have happened," it said.
According to sky News, within minutes, hundreds of Twitters users resent the re-tweet and later more than 160 followers had re-tweeted the apology.
The BA account has more than 210,000 followers.