Sonic Drive-In has apologized for a racist sign promoting Sunday's Chiefs-Skins game outside one of its restaurants in Belton, Mo.

The sign in question said, "'KC CHIEFS' WILL SCALP THE REDSKINS FEED THEM WHISKEY SEND - 2 - RESERVATION."

VP of Public Relations Patrick Lenow told NBC News that the unnamed employee is known for creative signs, but that this one was "in poor taste." The sign was taken down hours later and the employee was "very apologetic," according to Lenow.

[NBC News]