WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson enraged a D.C. area radio host when he joked about North Korea bombing Foxborough – the home of the New England Patriots – on Wednesday.
Johnson’s tweets came after a statement from North Korea, asserting the country would respond to U.S. threats with nuclear strikes against Hawaii, Los Angeles, D.C., and Austin, Tx.
Although Johnson’s Twitter response began innocently enough:[tweet https://twitter.com/StevieJohnson13/status/319552408906768385 width=”420″]
His political commentary quickly tipped the scales toward offensive within the hour:[tweet https://twitter.com/StevieJohnson13/status/319565043815550976 width=”420″]
Radio host Holden Kushner of 106.7 The Fan’s “Holden and Danny” in Washington, D.C. – went ballistic on Thursday in response to the comments.
What was initially intended to be a segment grading the Redskins unseasonably quiet offseason, strayed off course then grew into a verbal lambasting of Johnson’s Twitter activity.
“All it takes is a little miscommunication and we got a big issue,” Kushner said. “So enough with the jokes. I don’t want to hear ‘em. Don’t tweet ‘em to me. I don’t want to see ‘em.”
But just minutes after resuming the Redskins discussion, Kushner veered off again, this time with fireworks.
“There’s legitimately a crazy man in a country that hates us that is threatening to drop nukes on us. This guy’s joking about it, wanting to take out Foxborough first, and I don’t understand how it’s funny.”
He pointed to Johnson’s immaturity in promoting his ignorance to his more than 100,000 Twitter followers.
“He owes more than an apology,” Kushner said. “I’m sick of the jokes about it! What is funny about this situation?! What is funny about this situation going on right now?! Tell me! Anybody! You guys want to tell me what’s funny about this?”