Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes took to Twitter this week to post what is his idea of a joke.
'I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnopobic,' he tweeted. 'I have nothing against homosexuals of spiders but I'd still scream if I found one in my bathtub.'
The backlash was immediate.
'Gotta hand it to for crafting a tweet that makes him sound simultaneously like a tough guy homophobe AND a complete weenie,' tweeted one man.