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Golfer Elkington tweets remarks about Michael Sam

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TSN.ca Staff
2/25/2014 2:51:00 PM
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Champions Tour golfer Steve Elkington drew plenty of attention over social media on Tuesday, sending out out two comments on Twitter about NFL prospect Michael Sam.

"ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing..." read the first tweet.

Hours later, Elkington tweeted, "ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine...No one else expected to throw today."

Elkington then clarified his remarks to a respondent, tweeting: "I'm for Sam I'm against ESPN telling me he's gay...."

Sam, the Missouri defensive end who was the SEC defensive player of the year, could be the first openly gay player in the NFL if he's drafted in May.

They weren't Elkington's first controversial comments made via Twitter. Earlier this month, he made a misogynistic comment on the platform about a female golf writer and later apologized, saying that he had "been drinking."

Late last year, he also made a remark about a fatal helicopter crash in Glasgow that killed eight people. "Helicopter crashes into Scottish pub... Locals report no beer was spilled," he wrote.

During last year's Senior British Open at the Royal Birkdale course in Southport, the Australian tweeted: "Couple caddies got rolled by some Pakkis (Pakistanis), bad night for them." And that followed a Twitter post in which Elkington wrote, "Things about Southport - fat tattooed guy, fat tattooed girl, trash, Pakistani robber guy, [expletive] food."

Steve Elkington (Photo: Getty Images)

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