Check Out the Obtuse Ferguson Tweets from the Red Sox, Peter King, and Adrian Peterson

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The situation in Ferguson, Missouri, is pretty depressing. On Monday night it was announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown back in August. This in turn sparked both legitimate, peaceful protests in the St. Louis region and across the country by those who disagreed with the decision, as well as riots, looting, and arson by hoards of idiots on the streets of Ferguson.

So how did the sports world react? Well, there actually a lot of thoughtful things said by athletes and sports personalities on Twitter last night. But the Ferguson tweets that received the most attention were the incredibly stupid ones.

Whoever runs the Boston Red Sox Twitter account, for example, seemed completely unaware that an American city was about to erupt in fiery chaos when they issued this tweet just just a few hours before the decision was announced:

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This was of course a reference to the fact that the Red Sox signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez earlier in the day. But it was quickly deleted when Twitter pointed out that other things were going on in the world.

The Red Sox weren’t alone in not paying any attention to what was going on. SI’s Peter King made an even bigger blunder at 9:20pm, literally minutes before it was announced there would be no indictment of Darren Wilson:

To King’s credit, he didn’t delete the tweet and try to pretend like it never happened. Instead, he apologized for his poor, unintentionally callous choice of words:

But the worst Ferguson tweet of the night form the wold of sports? Yeah, that came from Adrian Peterson:

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That’s right. Peterson seems to be under the impression that his situation and the situation in Ferguson are somehow comparable.

Obviously, Adrian Peterson is not a smart man.

Hat Tip – [For the Win]

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