The Seattle Seahawks have apologized for a tweet that linked their incredible NFC championship game victory over the Green Bay Packers to Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, the national holiday celebrating the slain civil rights leader, the organization sent out a Twitter message that said, "We shall overcome." The tweet featured a picture of a tearful Russell Wilson, the team's quarterback, next to the famous quote from King and the hashtag MLKDay.
Later, the team deleted the tweet and sent out an apology for "poor judgment," adding it was not the intent to equate football to "the civil rights legacy of Dr. King."
On Sunday, the Seahawks rallied to defeat the Packers 28-22. They will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.