Not a week goes by without an NFL player posting something stupid on Twitter. This week it’s Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes‘ turn.
Spikes took to Twitter on Wednesday and posted what appears to be a joke stolen from British comedian Jack Whitehall, who has said as part of his act, “I’m homophobic in the same sense I’m arachnopobic. I’m not scared of spiders. I’m not scared of gays, but I would scream if I saw one in my bath.”
For Whitehall, the biggest problem with that line is that it isn’t funny, and he’s supposed to be a comedian. For Spikes to repeat it is stupid both because if you’re going to steal a joke you should steal a funny one, and because “I’m homophobic” is a rather dumb thing for a public figure to say.
Spikes wasn’t in the Patriots’ locker room when media had access on Thursday, but several of his teammates were asked about it, and all of them avoided the topic and therefore avoided stirring up any further controversy. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said only, “The team has no comment.”
It’s easy to see why Spikes’s team and his teammates don’t want to wade into this controversy. But it’s hard to understand why Spikes created the controversy in the first place — or why he’s continuing to engage in Twitter arguments with people who were bothered by what he wrote. Spikes would be wise to knock it off.
and then looking like this…
do us a favor.
you are just not going to happen.
so, making comments like this for shine is your only way.
your pictures will not be re-blogged on tumblr.
you won’t be the first chosen to get pussy.
you will always be “that krs one looking nigga“.
you have to live with that fact.
you are screaming for the chance and honor of gay recognition.
we are screaming because you look like shrek, live and in color.
now go to bed knowing that this is about the only attention you will ever receive.
next to your funeral.
again, my foxes/wolves/and hybrids have taste.
you have now left a bad one in our mouths.
you can peep his ignorance at:
… and how is he going to be blocking people because he fucked up?
take them tweet ass whuppins like a man nigga!