In case you've been in a coma all day and missed the Steve Elkington-Michael Sam tweets you can see those here.
Elkington made a joke at the expense of Sam's sexual orientation which is, of course, stupid, but then he followed it up with an "explanation" of what he meant.
That post is one of the few places you can actually see what happened, however, because Elkington deleted the tweets.
According to this tweet from Shane Bacon, the "tour" (I have to assume the "PGA Tour") asked him to.
I reached out to Steve Elkington about the controversial tweets he deleted. He told me, “tour asked me to.”— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) February 25, 2014
"Under our regulations, conduct unbecoming a professional includes public commentary that is clearly inappropriate or offensive. With respect to this matter, and consistent with our longstanding policy, we do not comment on player disciplinary matters."
So a non-answer answer.
Unfortunately for Elkington this tweet was not deleted and it just sits out there, somehow worse out of context than within context. I think. Either way it's not good.
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