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NFL star tweets North Korea should bomb New England

The Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson outdoes Dennis Rodman and Google's Eric Schmidt when it comes to digital diplomacy.

Is this Johnson making bomber gestures? Surely not. Peezy716Videos/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

North Korea appears currently to be banging the (conun)drum for world instability.

Its apparent enmity to all things American has recently been pierced by such luminaries as Google's Eric Schmidt and the slightly noodly Dennis Rodman.

You might be tickled or troubled by the fact that today, North Korea's Twitter and Flickr accounts were mercilessly invaded by Anonymous.

My emotions, on the other hand, have been moved by the fact that an NFL star is encouraging Kim Jong-un's missiles to be targeted at New England.

There is no known additional antipathy on behalf of North Korea's "Supreme Leader" toward America's East Coast. However, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson feels sure that our nation would be well-served if he bombed America's Patriots.

How do I know? Because he tweeted it. His precise words were: "War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea........but if y'all do bomb 1st... Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely,#BillsMafia."

Many will have admired Johnson's subtle use of the phrase "to be played with."

Some, though, weren't too vividly entertained by his humor. As CBS Philadelphia reports, it wasn't just New England Patriots fans who were a touch perturbed.

Johnson, for his part, attempted to offer soothing words.

He first tried: "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."

He followed this with: "PatsFans i yall also. ask any1 in my fam. ive said TheBoro is my fav place to play-bkuz you Pats fans are Live! BUT not for long..."

However, there were stirrings in the Johnson household last night, which may not be fully explained.

For just a few hours ago, he tweeted: "house alarm go off...twice! 6:30am WTF! Walking thru the cribo on my Tony Montana. (attire, i cant say) if it go down. yall the 1st to know."

Might it be that some inflamed New England fans decided to pay his cribo a visit?

Or could it be that North Korea sent a little delegation to see if it might install some rocket launchers in this cribo, as it would leave a much smaller distance for the missiles to fly to New England?

Perhaps, though, Kim Jong-un is currently considering whether he is getting the very best advice from the very best sports stars.

His nation is being derided in some quarters for allegedly Photoshopping its military might into doubles and triples, as well as for his apparent friendship with Rodman.

I am sure, therefore, that world concern will only become palpable when he begins to receive Twitter advice and visits from the likes of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Oh, dear. Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET