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Bruce Irvin tweets terrible April Fools joke about getting a DUI

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Today is April Fools' Day and as you can expect, the World of the NFL is no stranger to some antics.

The Indianapolis Colts "announced" an all-white uniform for the 2015 season - which actually looks really good - while free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings got in on the fun by teasing an announcement for where he'll be playing next year, with the reveal being a blank page.

These are all harmless jokes, and a bit of gallows humours on Jennings' part, that can be enjoyable. Bruce Irvin has not quite grasped this fact however, with the Seattle Seahawks star's efforts being incredibly insensitive.

The Seahawks outside linebacker thought it would be funny to announce to the World on Twitter that he got a DUI. He didn't really, it was all just a hilarious joke, well in Irvin's head it was at least. Here's what Irvin tweeted:

So, as you may well be able to imagine, not many people thought that Irvin's joke was the height of comedy. In fact, Irvin's attempt bombed harder than Trevor Noah's tweets that were dug up after he got The Daily Show gig.

Here are a select few responses (it was hard to find some without incredibly aggressive swearing in):

Despite all this backlash, Irvin actually made the rather stupid decision of going on the offensive, telling Luke Easterling - an NFL Draft Analyst - to "shut up" and "stop reading my S**t." Classy.

Irvin did sort of apologise. After a while he tweeted again, saying sorry only to Seahawks fans and WVU fans if he offended them, and adding that other people don't matter.

I can't wait for the Seahawks to announce that they are launching an 'internal investigation' into this that will no doubt end in Irvin actually apologising for being such an idiot.

Remember folks, April Fools jokes can be funny and well done, but not when about serious crimes that can have devastating impacts on families. Maybe there's a reason that football players are paid their millions to run into each other head-first, rather than be wannabe Twitter comedians.

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