Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson found himself in hot water in the Twitterverse after he jokingly said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should add another destination for his missiles.
“War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea……..but if y’all do bomb 1st… Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely, #BillsMafia,” he tweeted Wednesday in reference to the home of the Bills’ AFC East rival New England Patriots.
The comment came after a photograph emerged of Mr. Kim with background maps showing New York City, Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas as potential targets.
Some took the athlete’s statement a little too seriously, however, calling him an “idiot” and a “disgusting human being.”
“It’s not funny to joke about things that kill people and ruin lives,” one Twitter user said.
“i know some of yall took it too serious.. but i have Much Respect for The Pats along with Every other NFL Team. Gonna to be a Great #NFL2013”