John Elway Gets Roasted After Calling A Rumored AJ McCarron Trade ‘Fake News’ (TWEETS)
The power of social media can be a wonderful tool when used the right way, but it can also be used to give out information that will spread like wildfire regardless of whether it’s the truth or not.
On Wednesday, a report came out that the Denver Broncos were actively seeking a trade for Cincinnati Bengals back-up QB AJ McCarron, and social media went wild. Denver quickly shot down the rumor by telling KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis that it was “150 percent false.”
Team source on report Broncos trying to trade for AJ McCarron: “150 percent false” Elway has repeatedly said he’s happy with 2 QBs. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 9, 2017
Then general manager John Elway took to Twitter and shot down the report by calling it ‘Fake News’.
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
That phrase, ‘fake news’, is synonymous with the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. Just the very use of it made people go crazy, as they proceeded to roast the NFL legend because of it.
You wanna know how to lose me as a lifelong Bronco fan and season ticket holder? Start mixing politics with sports and I’m out Mr. Elway.
— Adam (@aburke9580) August 9, 2017
It’s become a phrase used by people to attack mainstream news outlets doing actual journalism to confuse the intellectually weak.
— Gen. Thoughts (@GeneralThoughts) August 9, 2017
Leave political references out of sports please.
— Josh Henderson (@BurnabyJoeFan) August 9, 2017
You should really think about how irresponsible it is to throw the term “Fake News” around.
— Adam (@aburke9580) August 9, 2017
Oh Jesus don’t start!!
— Maren (@blsdx7) 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
But what are you going to do about North Korea?
— Chris Kinard (@ChrisKinard) August 9, 2017
Football is a happy place. Leave Drumpf out of this
— Sampson (@Sampson12318) 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
Oh Jesus. Elway is a trumptard?
— Joe (@Bananasandjoe) August 9, 2017
— Justin Satzman (@jsatz23) August 9, 2017
Not you too. We need sane leadership everywhere… business, sports and government. Please rise above.
— MyCatPlaysJacks (@MyCatPlaysJacks) 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
ugh.. “Fake News”?!?! Sad!
— Os Cruz (@ThatOsCruz) August 9, 2017
Love you John. Thanks for quickly & effectively refuting an erroneous report. But man I can’t wait until the fake news catchphrase goes away
— Mike Middleton (@Third_Eye84) August 9, 2017
Really, John? You look like a damn fool using Trump rhetoric. Be a leader.
— MuttSandersBrother (@muttsandersbro) August 9, 2017
John, keep that talk away from sports…this is my shang-ri-la where I escape from that type of thing.
— Fred Glover (@dodgerfred) August 9, 2017
I expected more from u Elway. Keep politics out of football.
— Carolyn Bass (@loveland52) August 9, 2017
Know what’s not fake news? Your son beats on women
— BAMF (@EyePunchNazis) August 9, 2017
Oh no Elway met with the Russians too??
— Ryan Caulfield (@RCFieldo9874) August 9, 2017