Reporter with same name as Bears safety got a lot of mean tweets after loss to Packers

One Chris Conte works for a Nashville TV station. Another Chris Conte players for the Bears and got burned on the Packers's game-winning TD. Well, the wrong Chris Conte received a lot of mean tweets from Bears fans.

Both of these guys are named Chris Conte. But only one of them is a professional football player.

Jonathan Daniel / via Twitter: @chrisconte

Chris Conte is a news reporter for WTVF, NewsChannel 5 in Nashville. Chris Conte plays safety for the Chicago Bears.

They are two totally different people yet some Bears fans didn't realize that Sunday night after Conte, the professional football player, was burned on Green Bay's game-winning touchdown in Chicago.

In a classic case of modern-day mistaken identity, the wrong Chris Conte received some hateful tweets from Bears fans that were supposed to be directed at the Bears safety. His twitter handle, of course, is @chrisconte.

Let's just say people weren't happy with the football player and they let the reporter know about it Sunday night.

A lot of the tweets directed Conte's way can't be printed on this website. They were just too vile. After a while some fans decided to have a little fun with the situation.

Conte, the reporter, hoped something good would come from all of this:

But as of this writing his account had not been verified by Twitter. Luckily for him, though, the Bears don't have another game until next season.

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