For some reason, sports rivalries always seem to get people so worked up, and sometimes people let their emotions get the better of them. Case in point, when the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Arizona Cardinals, one Washington state representative took to Twitter to bash Arizona as a “racist wasteland.”
Democrat Joe Fitzgibbon was watching the Seahawks play on Sunday, and he also happens to be an ardent foe of Arizona’s policy towards immigrants. So when the Cardinals beat his team, he didn’t hold back in taking a pretty broad swipe at the state.
He ended up deleting the tweet and posting not an apology, but just a clarification of why he tweeted it in the first place.
Fitzgibbon also defended himself in an interview, saying he was just engaging in normal sports trash talk and “if folks are going to take that too seriously, then I’m sorry about that.”
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