Patty Murray staff deletes tweet about late Broncos superfan ‘Barrel Man’
When politicians try to relate to the people by talking sports, occasional backfire can occur.
Background from Seattle Weekly:
In an attempt to rib her colleague, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Murray’s tweet compares the increasingly well-known Seahawks fan Tim Froemke, better known as Seahulk, with legendary Broncos fan “Barrel Man,” aka Tim McKernan.
Here’s the deleted tweet and pics hashtagged #EnoughSaid, via Politwoops:
“Barrel Man” Tim McKernan passed away in 2009.
Murray’s staff apologized:
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/24/nice-senator-patty-murray-staff-deletes-tweet-about-late-broncos-superfan-barrel-man-apology-follows/
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