Bills Player to N. Korea: If You Hit US, Nuke the Patriots

Stevie Johnson tweets rogue state to target Foxboro, Mass.

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 4, 2013 12:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson would really like North Korea to "chill out with that nuke talk." But if it doesn't, the wide receiver has suggested a target for Kim Jong Un's agression: "War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea........but if y'all do bomb 1st... Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely, # BillsMafia " he tweeted to his 122,000 followers yesterday. Foxboro, Mass., is the home of the New England Patriots, where the Bills haven't had a victory in 13 years, says Yahoo! Sports. Unsurprisingly, the online backlash to the joke came thick and fast. A few hours later, Johnson tweeted something akin to an apology: "i know some of yall took it too serious.. but i have Much Respect for The Pats along with Every other NFL Team. Gonna to be a Great #NFL2012." Then something not so akin to an apology: "PatsFans i lo...like yall also. ask any1 in my fam. ive said TheBoro is my fav place to play-bkuz you Pats fans are Live! BUT not for long.."

In this Dec. 24, 2011, photo, Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson runs the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park, NY.   (AP Photo/Derek Gee)
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