Patty Murray staff deletes tweet about late Broncos superfan ‘Barrel Man’

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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.!/CmurphyDenver/status/426823277118373888!/ChrisBarnhart/status/426830299704471552

Murray’s staff apologized:!/mattsdriscoll/status/426826690145157121

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