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: