The Seattle Seahawks made a poorly thought-out attempt at a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Twitter for MLK Day, then later deleted their tweet.
The Seattle Seahawks made a poor attempt at a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Twitter for MLK Day, then later deleted their tweet and apologized.
The Seahawks apologized for using "poor judgment" with the tweet, which used a photo of quarterback Russell Wilson in tears after Seattle came from behind to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game on Sunday as the base of the tweet, added a quote from King about having faith.
As noted by Hubbuch, the caption "We shall overcome" seemed a lot like it was comparing a football game to the Civil Rights Movement, however the team said it was not their intention.
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