Maher tweet about Tebow sparks uproar
Comedian Bill Maher drew the ire of Tim Tebow fans and Christians over the weekend after a profane tweet reveling in the Broncos’ blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills.
"Wow, Jesus just f***ed #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere … Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler "Hey, Buffalo’s killing them," Maher tweeted.
Tebow, whose team suffered its second straight loss after a six-game winning streak, did not respond to Maher’s tweet.
After the disappointing 40-14 road loss, Tebow tweeted, "Tough game today but what’s most important is being able to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas everyone GB2."
GB2 is a phrase Tebow has made popular that means "God Bless + Go Broncos," according to his official website.
The tweet prompted some to call for a boycott of Maher’s HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher."
Maher, an atheist, made a 2008 documentary called "Religulous" that mocked organized religion, and he routinely jokes about religion on his show.
Maher has not commented on the criticism.