You hear a lot of famous people tweeting out things that might be offensive and in some cases leads to them deleting their Twitter accounts but PGA tour star Steve Elkington who’s known for some crazy tweets went a little too far. On Friday night into Saturday morning there was a terrible police helicopter crash that hit a pub in Glasgow, Scotland and the 1995 PGA Championship winner Elkington decided to take to Twitter to say the following: “Helicopter crashes into Scottish Pub…Locals report that no beers were spilt…” according to Scotsman.com. Of course he then deleted the tweet, apologized and sent this one instead.
Our report was helicopter flopped on Pub … No injuries… Obviously it's very serious…
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) November 30, 2013
Now, it sounds like he was being sarcastic though although he was supposed to be serious. I say this because he’s like “No injuries…..obviously it’s very serious” as if he’s like “Oh, there’s no injuries so it’s not a big deal” and how does he know if there weren’t any injuries? Is he an investigator or reporter? No. The first tweet he sent was uncalled for and shouldn’t have made it on Twitter in the first place. Don’t be a moron, just because you’re a rich golfer who hasn’t won anything good in about 15 years doesn’t give you the right to say such things. Give me a break, have remorse for others because that crash could have been fatal. I don’t care that he made the tweet sound more serious because it sounds more like sarcasm to me and he shouldn’t have never said it to begin with. Find something else to joke about.
He had tweets joking about the Alabama-Auburn football game on Saturday, go ahead and continue to joke about that not something like a helicopter crash. Imagine if you were in that situation Steve, you’d be scared of your mind so think before you tweet and if anyone defends him then maybe they should go crack helicopter crash jokes in a little cave together. Elkington also mentioned a racial slur about Pakistanis when he said: “Couple caddies got rolled by some Pakkis,”. Really Elkington? You turned something racist into a rap verse? Elkington should be ashamed for the things he’s said and next time I don’t think people will take his apologies too lightly. Stay classy homie.
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