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SI's Peter King Getting Blasted For Martin Luther King Tweet

Sports Illustrated's Peter King gets himself into hot water on Twitter at times. His latest tweet - in response to Thursday night's Dallas police shootings - is raising a few eyebrows.

King, after hearing the news, took to Twitter to ask what he thought was a rhetorical question regarding Martin Luther King Jr., implying that if King had still been around, perhaps there wouldn't have been violence in response to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by law enforcement. King, of course, was a major advocate of nonviolent civil disobediance during the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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King's tweet was not met with very many positive responses, as you might expect. 

">@SI_PeterKing assassinated by a racist.

— (((Dileep Rao))) (@leepers500)

assassinated by a racist.

— (((Dileep Rao))) (@leepers500) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing MLK was murdered by white racist gun nut. That's where he is.

— RD Copeland (@RD_Copeland)

MLK was murdered by white racist gun nut. That's where he is.

— RD Copeland (@RD_Copeland) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing he was murdered by a white guy. Your tweet is extremely stupid.

— Sleepless (@WhatsSleepTho)

he was murdered by a white guy. Your tweet is extremely stupid.

— Lotta Candidates (@WhatsSleepTho) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing Are you for real? pic.twitter.com/IE5r4b2CIs

— #MisandryIsReal (@Schwarziest)

.@SI_PeterKing Are you for real? pic.twitter.com/IE5r4b2CIs

— #MisandryIsReal (@Schwarziest) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing

— Beer Bryant (@DontrellChillis)

They're frying you, yung. @SI_PeterKing

— Beer Bryant (@DontrellChillis) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing Go back to bed Peter.

— Christopher Dake (@cpdake)

Go back to bed Peter.

— Christopher Dake (@cpdake) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing Really?

— Horatio Cornblower (@HoratioCorn2)

Really?

— Horatio Cornblower (@HoratioCorn2) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing you should make this your last post so everyone can see the extent of your stupidity

— party forever (@jbphebus)

you should make this your last post so everyone can see the extent of your stupidity

— merry christmas darling is the best xmas song don' (@jbphebus) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing

— D.M.S.R. (@RealFLYTYE)

Stay logged off for the rest of the weekend, Pete. @SI_PeterKing

— D.M.S.R. Ƭ̵̬̊ (@RealFLYTYE) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

">@SI_PeterKing you should apologize for that travesty of a post about MLK. It's an insult.

— Josh the Word (@JoshtheWord)

you should apologize for that travesty of a post about MLK. It's an insult.

— Josh the Word (@JoshtheWord) July 8, 2016

">July 8, 2016

For the moment, King's tweet is still live. He's yet to address any of the criticism.