Elkington Shoots Off His Mouth... Again
By Torleif Sorenson on 2/26/14
That American sports media have certain biases is as well-established as the fact that certain news outlets also have a set of pronounced biases. For example, some sportscasters took Tim Tebow to task for professing his faith in God and in Jesus the Christ a few years ago. Now, many of those same people are gushing over the Michael Sam and Jason Collins stories ever since they broke.
One political cartoon helpfully explains the problem:
But then, there is 1995 PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington. The 51-year-old native of Australia is become much less remembered for his game and his '95 PGA victory than he his for his foul mouth and his controversial comments on Twitter. On Tuesday, the golfer made this ill-advised outburst:
Now, Shane Bacon of Yahoo! Sports says that the PGA Tour made Elkington take down his offensive tweet:
Back on November 29 of last year, a tragic helicopter crash in Glasgow, Scotland resulted in the deaths of all three passengers and seven people on the ground at The Clutha Vaults, a notable pub. The next day, Elkington tweeted this heartless comment:
It can be legitimately speculated that Elkington has some issues of unresolved anger or rage that might be best addressed by some mental health specialists. Another piece of substantive evidence comes from this snide crack he directed toward 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, who fired back, albeit with some restraint:
One wonders what Elkington would have said to Ben Hogan for wearing the same white, gray, and black clothing during virtually every tournament the legend played.
Whatever the case, Steve Elkington's repeated poor behavior suggests that he either needs professional psychological help, or needs to ditch Twitter and keep his thoughts to himself.
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Duke of Hazards says:
You can't say that!
I think I'll make breakfast for supper tonight.
What can you say, the man is a hideous troll. Look away!
Would the first 2 tweets would be funny to everyone if they came from someone like George Carlin, Lisa Lamponelli, Don Rickles, Greg Giraldo, ect.
So is it because he isn't an insult comic that they are offensive? Or do you people not like any of the above mentioned comics and their comedy?
To be fair I think he is dumb for posting it on twitter. But I also think twitter is dumb, and I dont post there for reasons like this.
People shouldn't have differing opinions, we should all be and think exactly alike!
my aunts cousins sisters boyfriends next door neighbor was offended by this. Elk should bad.
Screw that. Who cares? YOU WILL NEVER PLEASE EVERYONE AND SOMEONE WILL ALWAYS BE OFFENDED. I'm Ready to read some positive stuff.
Torleif Sorenson says:
golfingbumunderpar64: As you wish...
joe jones says:
What the hell does Tebow and Christianity, Sam or Collins being gay have to do with golf. This is a golf blog. Politics and religion both have many outlets that provide all points of view.Leave these subjects to the idiots at both Fox and MSNBC. Thats where it belongs. Personal beliefs in either have no place on oob.
I feel very strongly both ways.
So you're bi did the gay joke offend you?
that comic strip completely misses the point. no one is trying to ban Tebow from the NFL for praising Jesus like they are trying to keep Sam from playing football professionally because of his sexual orientation.
Elkington's follow up, after that tweet, is what needs to be more in the news. he's only making headlines for his douchy comments.
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