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Wal-Mart says Coke display stacked like twin towers removed from Florida store

Posted at 1:17 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 19:30:41-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center at a Florida Panhandle store has been removed and was not meant to be disrespectful near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

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The display was mocked online after a photo was posted on Twitter, and Buzzfeed wrote about it.

The photo showed the World Trade Center towers recreated with Coke Zero packages at Walmart in the Panama City area. A backdrop of the American flag was made with red regular Coke, silver Diet Coke and blue Sprite.

 

Walmart said in a statement the display was removed Wednesday. It said, "We hold this moment in our country's history in the highest regard, and there was nothing disrespectful intended by the display."

 
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