Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson took to Twitter to attempt to make light about a potentially hostile situation.
As a photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un surfaced last week with a U.S. map showing potential missile targets, Johnson suggested another potential destination, the Bills' AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots.
"War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea........but if y'all do bomb 1st... Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely,#BillsMafia," Johnson tweeted.
In response to fan outrage, Johnson apologized a few hours later.
"i know some of yall took it too serious.. but i have Much Respect for The Pats along with Every other NFL Team. Gonna to be a Great #NFL2013."