Dwight Howard learned on Saturday that an athlete getting involved with politics on Twitter, no matter how good your intentions, is not a good idea.
Here's the now deleted tweet from Howard (image via @DugsiDropout):
Howard left the tweet up for about 15 minutes before replacing it with an apology and claiming the tweet was a mistake, upsetting everyone in the span of three short tweets.
previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will.— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) July 12, 2014
I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) July 12, 2014