Steve Elkington, step away from the Twitter machine. It’s for the best.
Tuesday afternoon the 51-year-old Australian golfer made a painfully unfunny tweet about Michael Sam and handbags at the NFL Combine. He immediately drew fire for the tweet and deleted it.
A few hours later, Elkington posted this explanation for his original tweet about Sam. He managed to bungle this one, too, with an awkward comparison which contained the term “orientals”:
It goes back to "a ball hit an oriental spectator".There's no oriental spectators..There just spectators.."like m Sam…He's just an athlete—
Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014
As always with Twitter, leave the comedy to the professionals and stick to mundane updates of what you ate or drank while stuck waiting in an airport.
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