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FSU Football Getting Crushed For MLK Day Tweet

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Florida State's football program is taking some social media heat for what it tweeted on Martin Luther King Day.

The Seminoles' official recruiting account, @FSU_Recruiting, tweeted a message with a photoshopped image to celebrate the holiday.

"Happy MLK day! #GoNoles #DoSomething #MLK2019," Seminoles Recruiting tweeted.

florida state tweet about mlk day

Unsurprisingly, Florida State is getting called out for being tone-deaf when it comes to the holiday.

"tone-deaf /ˈtōn ˌdef/ adjective Definition: THIS Sentence: 'This tweet is REALLY tone-deaf.'" one writer tweeted.

"Y'all put Nike Vapor gloves on MLK..." another added.

"I get chills every time I think about the time MLK did the tomahawk chop at the lincoln memorial," another said.

There are

Happy MLK day! #GoNoles#DoSomething#MLK2019pic.twitter.com/Iru3UYp3he

— Seminoles Recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) January 21, 2019

">dozens of more responses like those, too.

Holidays like today can be a tricky time for official social media accounts, as they often feel like they have to tweet something, and sometimes, it results in something that just shouldn't be tweeted.

An important rule for everyone: You never have to tweet. Usually, it's best to just leave something alone if you're not sure about it.

We'll see how long this tweet from Florida State's recruiting account stays up. It won't be surprising if the tweet ends up getting deleted at some point today.

Update: Florida State deleted the tweet, but we included a screenshot of it above.