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Houston News Show Accidentally Runs Tweet Calling Tony Romo Gay

The television machine practice of scrolling story-related tweets on news tickers has its inherent dangers, foremost among them the ever-present possibility that a tweet you don’t want up there might inadvertently get through.

Such was the case when Houston’s Fox 26 ran a delightful piece of local homophobia Wednesday night. The tweet read “Tony Romo, still the gayest player on the cowgirls,” most likely a reference to the Dallas Cowboy’s signing Michael Sam to its practice squad. (Or maybe some Houston Texans fan’s evergreen tweet.)

Behold:

The worst part? The guy who got it through now has all the more incentive to keep tweeting like that.

UPDATE: 09/05/14 – Fox 26 Houston tweeted an apology:

[h/t Gawker / Total Frat Move]
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