The Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship Game, but fumbled big-time on social media.
The team tweeted a photo of quarterback Russell Wilson crying after the Seahawks' comeback victory Sunday over Green Bay to reach the Super Bowl. But the accompanying text of a Martin Luther King Jr. quote about faith was oh-so-awkward. Even more cringe-worthy was the team's overline: "We shall overcome."
Seahawks posted (then deleted) this MLK Day tweet. Equating the civil rights struggle with a football game? Good god. pic.twitter.com/sTOTthMTZy
— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) January 19, 2015
Many Twitter users didn't take kindly to the civil rights tie-in, and the Seahawks apologized on Twitter and deleted the original tweet.
We apologize for poor judgment shown in a tweet sent earlier. We did not intend to compare football to the civil rights legacy of Dr. King.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 19, 2015
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