Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Peter King has made a habit of infuriating his social media followers, and he sent Twitter into a nosedive Friday morning with what he posted about Thursday’s night police shooting in Dallas.
Where is Martin Luther King when you need him?
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 8, 2016
King’s question was met with less-than-open arms. (RELATED: Twitter Users Celebrate Dallas Attack — ‘Payback Time, Pigs’)
@SI_PeterKing they shot him too!
— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing assassinated by a racist.
— (((Dileep Rao))) (@leepers500) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing he was murdered by a white guy. Your tweet is extremely stupid.
— Sleepless (@WhatsSleepTho) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing MLK was murdered by white racist gun nut. That’s where he is.
— RD Copeland (@RD_Copeland) July 8, 2016
@ShoshEAK I mean for gods sake.
— Darling Nikki ☔️ (@HoneyBadger10) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing We dont need MLK… REMEMBER HE WAS TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL AND A TERRORIST. We just need us… to save US, in THIS moment.
— julius collins (@thejuicevox) July 8, 2016
— trillary banks. (@thePHAmemonster) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing Keep his name out of your racist mouth.
— Starfish&Coffee (@OutstandingWC) July 8, 2016
— Dr. Unk (@BubbaYega) July 8, 2016
Dead. White dude shot him. After the FBI failed to make him commit suicide. RT@SI_PeterKing Where is Martin Luther King when you need him?
— Dionysus (@CatoTheEldest) July 8, 2016
Currently 6 feet deep after being shot by a racist RT @SI_PeterKing: Where is Martin Luther King when you need him?
— Hand of the King (@DeionGottaSTFU) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing Revolving at extremely high velocity in his grave.
— Treebeard 2.0 (@GRIMACHU) July 8, 2016
Dead, thanks to white people…who’ve now bastardized his legacy in order to guilt frustrated Black people into staying quiet. @SI_PeterKing
— Angry Black Hoe-Mo (@angryblackhoemo) July 8, 2016
— Dee (@DGUNZ22) July 8, 2016
— #MisandryIsReal (@Schwarziest) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing there it is: the dumbest Tweet of all-time
— Jim Giarrusso (@jgiarrusso82) July 8, 2016
@SI_PeterKing Not the time for white people to invoke their fairy tale distortion of who MLK was. Not the fucking time.
— marc (@mprodrig) July 8, 2016