Stevie Johnson, Bills to visit Patriots after tweet
No one wanted the city of Boston, the people involved, or anyone to experience the horrifying act of terror during the Boston Marathon. Unfortunately, Stevie Johnson’s choice of words came at the wrong time. What started as a joke has been scrutinized, while many crucify Steve Johnson of the Buffalo Bills after the Boston bombing.
A few weeks ago, Stevie Tweeted “War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea…but if ya’ll do bomb 1st…Bomb Foxboro, Mass Sincerely #BillsMafia”
For Bills faithful, most found it humorous. In fact, I’ve wished much more than just New England to be bombed, and I know I’m not alone. We can’t stand New England, and we have good reasons.
While this article isn’t about all the reasons we do, the joke was blown out of proportion because of the timing and inclusion of North Korea.
A few weeks later, devastation has hit Boston, and while no one wanted this, people were quick to slam Stevie Johnson on Twitter.
@ThatPatsGirl – Man, just thought of that stupid Stevie Johnson tweet. He must feel like a total moron. Unbelievable and eerie.
@JJP790 – Bet Stevie Johnson feels like a idiot now..
@SinBinBruins – I wonder if Stevie Johnson has been considered to be the suspect for the bomb…
@frankiesayres – My love for has never been stronger but serious Stevie Johnson wanted this to happen fucking dick.
@MPatrustie – I bet Stevie Johnson feels like shit now. It was only a weeks ago that he wished north Korea would bomb the patriots stadium #youhappy?
Former tight end, Shannon Sharpe even went as far to say Stevie should be fined for saying it.
Since the tweet, Stevie had the following to say.
Since the bombing, Stevie has only retweeted a sentiment wishing Boston the best.
The Bills and Patriots play each other twice a season, but odds are there are going to be some crazies out in Foxboro when Stevie comes to town. While some may think it’s a joke, it’s not. I would expect extra security and fans holding signs that won’t be shown on T.V. just to start.
As much as I love Stevie Johnson, a campaign to help the people in Boston may be a classy idea, or simply a large donation might be a good move.
GB Bongiovanni is the owner of GMA Enterprises and a syndicated writer. Follow his nonsense @GBBongiovanni or contact him at GB@GMAEnterprises.com