Steve Elkington Tried to Explain His Michael Sam Tweet by Referencing "Orientals"

By Mike Cardillo

Steve Elkington, step away from the Twitter machine. It’s for the best.

Tuesday afternoon the 51-year-old Australian golfer made a painfully unfunny tweet about Michael Sam and handbags at the NFL Combine. He immediately drew fire for the tweet and deleted it.

A few hours later, Elkington posted this explanation for his original tweet about Sam. He managed to bungle this one, too, with an awkward comparison which contained the term “orientals”:

As always with Twitter, leave the comedy to the professionals and stick to mundane updates of what you ate or drank while stuck waiting in an airport.

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