The Seahawks social media people are probably still on a little bit of a high after last night’s improbable comeback that earned the team a trip to the Super Bowl. That’s to be expected. And maybe the team should have given their social media team Martin Luther King Day off, because they sent out that tweet above, essentially comparing their football win to the centuries-long fight against societal racism. Not the best plan. They deleted the tweet quickly (but nothing dies on the internet) and issued an apology:
Hindsight is 20/20, and in hindsight posting a pic of your QB looking like he came right out of the “American Sniper” trailer while equating your struggle to beat the Green Bay Packers to anything of actual historical merit is not a great idea.