NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We’ve all seen it before. In fact, we’ve seen it countless times.
Athletes — seemingly on a daily basis — make controversial statements on Twitter that spark outcries and put themselves in hot water.
Whether the comment is said jokingly or not, these incidents often never end well for the player.
Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson made a serious faux pas on the social media outlet on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old tweeted “War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea …. but if ya’ll do bomb 1st… Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely, #BillsMafia.”
The tweet was of course in reference to the division-rival Patriots. Buffalo hasn’t beaten New England at Gillette Stadium in 12 seasons.
Johnson tried to make amends several hours later, tweeting “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.”
He followed that tweet with this message: “PatsFans i lo…like yall also. ask any1 in my fam. ive said TheBoro is my fav place to play-bkuz you Pats fans are Live! BUT not for long..”
The sixth-year player has since deleted his initial tweet from his account.
The Kentucky alum has been known to draw attention himself and make some enemies in the process. In 2011 he mimicked Plaxico Burress shooting himself after scoring a touchdown against the Jets. The year prior, the 6-foot-2, 207-pounder dropped a crucial pass against the Steelers and proceeded to blame God for the drop.
“I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!!” Johnson tweeted at the time. “AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…”
Johnson played in every game for the Bills in 2012, catching 79 passes for 1,046 yards and six touchdowns.
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