While many Americans gathered around their televisions to watch U.S. President Barack Obama pay tribute to the victims of the Newtown shooting, others complained on Twitter about missing Sunday Night Football.
Several users of the microblogging service published offensive tweets that condemned Obama’s speech for interrupting a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots Sunday night. The president made remarks at a vigil for the victims of the Friday shooting at a Newtown, Conn. school.
The profanity-laced tweets included racial epithets directed against Obama, as well as demands for the return of the football game, which aired on NBC.
Obama you stupid sand nigger get off my tv. Your just making the families hurt and miss their kids more and I want to watch football
really? can’t even watch sunday night football cuz our nigger prez has to talk, really?
I’m sorry, cutting into the football game so that gun grabbing nigger can make a political speech? Major fucking… fb.me/1PfK94sut
Fuck you Obama for broadcasting this shit now. You literally suck balls.
So Obama is going to interrupt my football? I wanna see Tom Brady not Barack, Michelle and their fugly ass kids.
Honestly, I would rather watch the football game than Obama talk about the shooting. Sorry Pres, but there’s nothing you can do about it.
So obama is talking in the middle of sunday night football? what a joke…cant stand that idiot #GoPatriots
Many of the offensive tweeters later deleted their accounts after some Twitter users criticized them, while others refused to apologize for their remarks.
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