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Florida State Football Issues Apology For MLK Day Tweet

An interior view of Florida State's stadium.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 29: A general view of Doak Campbell Stadium during a game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators on November 29, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Florida State's football program has taken to Twitter to issue an apology for their controversial Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tweet.

The Seminoles' official recruiting account posted a message for MLK Day with a photoshopped image of the icon in FSU gear.

Many took issue with the photoshopped image, saying it was tone-deaf and insensitive.

Florida State ended up deleting the tweet:

florida state tweet about mlk day

Florida State's football program has since taken to Twitter to issue an apology for the tweet.

"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."

"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."

You can view the full statement below:

Several college football programs have tweeted graphics in response to today's holiday, but Florida State's tweet clearly missed the mark.