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Florida State Recruiting Fumbles MLK Day Tweet

Some things are best kept as they are.

Today, January 21st, is a day to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a day of service, recognition and giving back. Unfortunately for Florida State, it was a day to forget on Twitter.

In an attempt to honor Dr. King, Florida State’s Recruiting Twitter account created the image below, portraying Dr. King with a Nike glove and in a pose similar to their famous Tomahawk chop.

Myron Medcalf on Twitter

For those who didn’t see this Florida State tweet before they took it down … How does this happen?

After the tweet went viral, it was deleted and the university issued an apology on Twitter.

“In a well-intentioned effort to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. on this special day, a member of our recruiting staff created a graphic using one of Dr. King’s quotes — ‘If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.’ The quote resonated with our program’s Do Something mantra,” the tweet read.


“However, in our attempt to more closely connect the message to FSU, we foolishly posted a graphic that was not in line with our intent. We are sorry for missing the mark in our attempt to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.”

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Hopefully they won’t be doing anything similar in February.