Patriots Linebacker Brandon Spikes Tweets Joke About Fear Of Spiders, Gays

Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes thought he was making a funny when he recently tweeted that he was mildly afraid of spiders and homosexuals.

Spikes, a frequent Twitterer posted, “I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnophobic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders but I’d still scream if I found one in my bathtub!”

When the complaints starting coming, Spikes tweeted, “PEOPLE !!!! It’s a joke … seriously a JOKE !!! Chill out,”

Meh, it’s not exactly Yunel Escobar writing “tu ere maricon” on his eye black—it’s just one of those things that didn’t need to be broadcast to his 283,585 followers.  Now we’re gonna have to hear about Spikes doing some sort of PSA with GLAAD, or wearing purple on Spirit Day.

How about we all just tweet that we’d never want Brandon Spikes in our bathtub either?