More on Elkington: Golfer says tour made him take tweet down
Steve Elkington is a 51-year-old golfer with 10 PGA tour wins and one major title who doesn't mind starting a Twitter war with his colleagues or writing out racially-tinged tweets or publicly commenting on women's breasts.
Oh, and he likes to make jokes about gay football players.
That tweet came after Elkington criticized ESPN for covering Sam so heavily.
ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing .....— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014
So, there you go.
Steve Elkington, homophobic golfer and hacky comedian who perhaps should put down the Twitter for a little while. Because he seems like a jerk when he's on there.
UPDATE (1:43 p.m. ET): Here's Elkington clarifying himself.
@shanebacon I'm for Sam I'm against ESPN telling me he's gay....— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014
UPDATE (3:41 p.m. ET): And he just keeps going ...
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
Keep in mind: Elkington still told a gay joke that made fun of Sam, the man for whom Elkington is apparently rooting.