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Seahawks Fumble MLK Day Tweet, Have To Delete It


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.

— 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.

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