Seattle Seahawks delete controversial “We shall overcome” tweet

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The Seattle Seahawks made a graphic for their fans to share on Martin Luther King day.  The image they posted to Twitter may have been in bad taste.  The team has since deleted it and issued a retraction.

The image shows Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson with tears streaming down his face.  It was taken after Seattle beat the Packers in overtime.  The team added the MLK quote, “Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”  Then posted it with the tweet, “We shall overcome  #MLKDay.”

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