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Unnecessary Michael Sam 'handbag' Tweet tries to be funny - and fails

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Steve Elkington is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Michael Sam is the Missouri linebacker and NFL draft hopeful who recently came out as gay.

Sam struggled in certain sections of the NFL combine this week, calling his draft stock into question as far as some onlookers are concerned.

He had been pegged as a mid-round selection but might now drop after posting below-par times in the 40 and reps on the bench press.

But he's still expected to make an NFL roster, and in the process would become the first active gay player in the league.

Still, Elkington couldn't help himself with this Tweet poking fun at Sam today.

He Tweeted: "ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL Combine…No one else expected to throw today."

It's a pretty pointless, throwaway Tweet but it's unnecessary all the same. 

You only have to have a passing knowledge of the Richie Incognito situation to know that NFL locker rooms don't look like the most accepting of places.

Elkington, and many others, may see this as just harmless fun.

But there's a reason it has taken until 2014 for someone to feel comfortable about coming out as gay while still playing.

This sort of thing doesn't help.

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