LOOK: FSU shows how not to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in since-deleted tweet
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it’s a time when we should remember a great man and all he was able to accomplish for the cause of civil rights.
However, Florida State clearly missed the mark, and decided to use MLK in an image tweeted from the team’s official recruiting Twitter account.
As you can see in the since-deleted graphic below, the Seminoles tweeted an image of Dr. King doing the tomahawk chop in Nike gloves with one of his quotes below said image:
— Nate Clouse (@NateClouse) January 21, 2019
Though it has been deleted, the internet never forgets, and let’s just say the reaction to the tone-deaf image was exactly what you think it would be:
— Andy Garman (@GarmanSports) January 21, 2019
— Trey Rowland (@trey_rowland59) January 21, 2019
— Pablo Escobarner ❄️ (@PabloEscobarner) January 21, 2019
— Testudo Dave (@TestudoDave) January 21, 2019
Haha @FSU_Recruiting deleted the awful tweet
FSU is such an embarrassment to the state of Florida. And that’s saying a lot
— Lou Stool (@LouStoo) January 21, 2019
@FSU_Recruiting, what on Earth made you think that image was a good idea??? You deserve every bit of bad publicity and condemnation you get. As an alumnus this is, again, flat-out embarrassing. @FSUFootball @CoachTaggart
— @aNOLEnymous (@aNOLEnymous) January 21, 2019
— Kasey Skala (@kmskala) January 21, 2019
Can’t wait to see what @FSU_Recruiting cooks up for Memorial Day
— Jon Crootin (@DavidB2403) January 21, 2019
“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington High School, Atlanta, Georgia.” – @FSU_Recruiting
— David Block (@davidraider88) January 21, 2019
No apology has yet been released by the school or the recruiting account, but that may be coming soon.
UPDATE: FSU did eventually issue a statement apologizing for the graphic:
— Seminoles Recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) January 21, 2019