One day after their thrilling comeback against the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC championship game, the Seattle Seahawks issued an apology for a tweet likening their victory to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
"We shall overcome," the NFL team tweeted Monday.
The tweet featured an attached image showing Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson emblazoned with text from the civil rights icon.
Shortly after the tweet was published, the defending Super Bowl champions conceded it displayed "poor judgement."
"We apologize for poor judgement shown in a tweet sent earlier," the Seahawks said. "We did not intend to compare football to the civil rights legacy of Dr. King."
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
The Seahawks are set to face off with the New England Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl.
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