Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; American sportswriter Peter King walks off the field following the game between the Baltimore Ravens against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Ravens 49-27. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Marathon 2014: Peter King tweets unfortunate choice of words

The Boston Marathon is this weekend and it’s impossible to miss the fact that it’s the first marathon being run since marathon bombings last year. But while the somber occasion is on everyone’s mind, not everyone is being careful about what they say in regards to the event.

Case in point being a very poorly worded tweet by NFL scribe Peter King who was harmlessly trying to pass along a description of the very moving scene this weekend but did so in a very careless way.

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King later cleaned up the tweet and acknowledged that he stepped in proverbial twitter dung with his original tweet.

 

 

Let’s not crucify King over this though, as while the pack mentality of Twitter tends to eat folks alive for tweets like the one King sent out, they eat him alive anyways on a regular basis over a lot less.

Still, the tweet existed at one point in time and goes to show that no matter how brilliant a writer you may be, you always have to be careful about what you tweet, even if it’s in no way malicious.

[H/T: Deadspin]

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