Golfer Steve Elkington tweets homophobic comment about coverage of Michael Sam

“ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine," golfer wrote. "No one else expected to throw today.”
By Evan Bleier   |   Feb. 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM   |   Comments

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INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Champions Tour golfer Steve Elkington may want to re-think his social media usage after teeing off on gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam on Twitter on Tuesday.

Elkington apparently had an issue with ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam at the NFL Combine and decided to air his grievances for the world to see.


Perhaps ripping into Sam was just Elkington’s way of giving himself a birthday present.


The 1995 PGA Championship winner kept going about the way that ESPN was covering Sam’s attempt to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.


After criticism on Twitter…




…Elkington attempted to take a step back.


This isn’t the first time Elkington has gotten himself in trouble on Twitter. During the 2013 Senior British Open, Elkington apologized after he posted a series of tweets that criticized the city of Southport and used an offensive term to describe Pakistani people.



[USA Today]

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