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Elkington insults gay NFL hopeful Sam on Twitter

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RENO, NV - AUGUST 06: Steve Elkington of Australia waves to the crowd after making a putt on the first hole during the third round of the Reno-Tahoe Open Montreux Golf & Country Club on August 6, 2011 in Reno, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)  - 

Steve Elkington, golf’s undisputed leader in insensitive and boneheaded tweets, was at it again Tuesday. 

Since July, Elkington has tweeted a racist term for Pakistanis, joked about a fatal plane crash in Scotland, publicly commented on a woman’s breast size and gotten into a heated feud with Ian Poulter. 

Now, he has tweeted this (to his nearly 60,000 followers) about NFL hopeful Michael Sam, who recently revealed that he is gay (Editor's note: This is a screen capture; tweet was deleted):

Steve Elkington tweet

In earlier tweets, he attempted to provide the context that he thinks ESPN’s coverage of Sam as a gay athlete is “embarrassing.”