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NFL Player Brandon Spikes Gets Heat for Homophobic Tweet


NFL Player Brandon Spikes Gets Heat for Homophobic Tweet

Linebacker Brandon Spikes is learning the hard way that you can’t make jokes about homosexuality.  The player put up a tweet that was   meant to be a joke, but led to a backlash that he probably didn’t expect.   Here were the words that got him into trouble:

“I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnopobic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders but I’d still scream if I found one in my bathtub!”

Spikes then received a huge number of tweets from people who were angered and disgusted by his joke.   Apparently, being Twitter-mobbed has a psychological effect on people who could easily just ignore the tweets.  This led the player to try to de-escalate the situation by tweeting this message: “PEOPLE!!!! It’s a joke …seriously a JOKE!!! Chill out.”

Spikes is a third-year linebacker with the New England Patriots. He says that he isn’t homophobic and the team has no comment on his remarks.

“I’m just concentrating on Seattle, so I really don’t have any comment at all about it,” wide receiver Wes Walker said.

Spikes might be just the kind of headache that New England may want to cut.  He caused controversy three years ago by appearing in a dirty film, and was also in trouble for using performance-enhancing drugs.  This might end up being his third strike with the strict Patriots organization.

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  1. Derrick

    October 15, 2012 at 5:28 am

    This gay thang is out of control!!! It’s amazing how caucasoid tweeters can use the world ‘nigga’, call O’Drama and his family out of their names, lie on Black folks, say that want to kill the prez, but NOTHING ever happens to them!!!


  2. Dr Luv

    October 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Oh, He simply meant that he would SCREAM IN PLEASURE IF HE FOUND A HOMOSEXUAL IN HIS BATHTUB. Look at him!! Its no big deal because now everyone should be savvy to recognizing that Thou Do Protest Too Much, is just as much as that which he jokes and judges.

    • Derrick

      October 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      @Dr. Luv: “Look at him!!”

      Are you saying, he likes ‘shitty’ deals?

  3. Gcole

    October 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    The guy said, “I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnopobic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders but I’d still scream if I found one in my bathtub!” He was joking.

    Guess what, I say the same thing not hating or anything but I’d screeeeeeeeeeeeeeem, and I’m not joking.

  4. Yvonne

    October 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Be on the lookout for the “shill,” individuals usually paid to de-rail conversations, spread immorality, disinformation and argue political points on the internet.

    They do it in various forms of personal attacks, such as complaining about the forum moderators, pushing psychological buttons, making accusations of racism and anti-Semitism — and more, to name a few.

    Check out the blog confession of an ex-shill:

    “How the Masters of the Universe Infect the Internet”


  5. Steve

    October 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Someday people will be incarcerated for saying the least thing about homosexuals! *hears political correctness police knocking on door*

  6. cburley

    October 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Gets heat from who? I’m telling you people, better stand up to these devils, stand up for your freedom of speech, or basically they will be running the world, and to me that I cannot accept as a Christian.

  7. PB Short

    October 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    The joke was funny, and it was obviously funny to him…

    There is a place for homosexual’s, PRISON…

    They lock up our RACE of men for a period of more than 6 years, and them set them FREE as homosexuals…

    The white perverted catholic is doing everything within his power to make us like him/them…

    For those who think he is wrong I guess you are the one’s who would like to shower with Jerry Sandusky, because a pervert is a pervert…

    Civil rights had nothing to do with GAY/Homosexual…

    No one cares about your sexual preference, oops, I guess your typical perverted white male catholic does…

  8. HUGGS

    October 22, 2012 at 2:55 am

    If he wasnt a NFL player, would it be ok to say the same thing. Im homophobic. I like spiders a whole lot more than gays…… Im just ssyn

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