News & ToursFebruary 25, 2014

Unfortunately for everyone, Steve Elkington is still saying stupid things on Twitter


By Luke Kerr-Dineen

Surprise, surprise. Steve Elkington said something stupid on Twitter on Tuesday -- making a homophobic joke about the openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam, who is participating in the NFL combine this week.

Just to put this in context: 10 days ago Elkington made a tasteless joke about golf blogger Stephanie Wei, and he caused outrage last year after tweeting a racist joke about "Pakkis" (although he did later apologize for that one).

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Here are the tweets:

[#twitter: https://twitter.com/elkpga/statuses/438301060508053504] [#twitter: https://twitter.com/elkpga/statuses/438359048350466049]

Update: Predictably, Elkington's remark drew a sharp rebuke on Twitter:

[#twitter: https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/statuses/438379923527720961] [#twitter: https://twitter.com/MacGregorESPN/statuses/438378480313851906] [#twitter: https://twitter.com/adbrandt/statuses/438384017277075456]

Another update:In a later tweet, Elkington said he was merely mocking how Sam was being singled out for his sexual preference.