Reporter with same name as Bears safety got a lot of mean tweets after loss to Packers
DEC 30, 2013 8:23p ET
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.