Denver Broncos GM and former NFL quarterback John Elway dismissed some football-related reports today by using a term well known in politics these days:
Rumor of us being interested in anyone other than the QBs we have is another example of irresponsible, fake news!!
— John Elway (@johnelway) August 9, 2017
Elway was addressing the reports about where one of the most talked about free agent quarterbacks might land:
In other words, the Broncos will not be guilted into signing Kaepernick. https://t.co/NgvbICon5f
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2017
But guess what happened next:
Read the replies to this and tell me liberals aren't the most ridiculous easily triggered people on the planet https://t.co/WHfXl6u7UB
— karina 💙 (@karinaaa_s12) August 9, 2017
Elway’s use of “fake news” was the Twitter equivalent of kicking a hornets’ nest:
Did you just go full Trump? I'll drop this franchise after 34 years if you start mixing politics in with football. Dems are fans too.
— (((Dileep Rao))) (@leepers500) August 9, 2017
Just seeing the words 'fake news' triggered you lol
— Albaro (@martinez3507) August 9, 2017
just say it's wrong. calling it "fake news" just makes intelligent people think it's true https://t.co/pr5wwM5qGz
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 9, 2017
Leave political references out of sports please.
— Josh Henderson (@BurnabyJoeFan) August 9, 2017
Lord God can everyone PLEASE stop using the asinine term "fake news"? Don't give the morons who created it any more credibility by using it! https://t.co/FzWSc2DeQp
— John Steven Rocha (@TheRochaSays) August 9, 2017
You los my respect for quoting trump https://t.co/kmvcJEsdDF
— Nick2 🅥 (@EaglesRealist2) August 9, 2017
You should really think about how irresponsible it is to throw the term "Fake News" around.
— Adam (@aburke9580) August 9, 2017
I was afraid he was one of those. https://t.co/J16uYREsU8
— Chris Andrews (@andrewssports) August 9, 2017
Good way to lose fans.
— Chris Nemlich (@ChrisNemlich) August 9, 2017
Oh, come on, sir. Not you, too. Just say the reports are wrong or inaccurate. "Fake news" is so cheap.
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) August 9, 2017
John out here tweeting like Emperor Trump https://t.co/avUKSGvKSh
— R. (@gullyblanchard) August 9, 2017
Oh please don't you start using that term now too. You can simply say it's rumor and not factual. That term makes people sound dumb now.
— The Single Mom Blog (@SngleMomSucces) August 9, 2017
Mixing football with your politics is not a wise move. I'm officially turned off. Bye.
— DE Mom (@Momof2inDE) August 9, 2017
WE’ll wrap it up with something for The Resistance to ponder:
The same people complaining about this tweet (sports and politics) are the same people supporting espn and their political bs.
— Katie Cartright (@KatieCartright) August 9, 2017