Referencing the NFL players’ protests, state representative Julio Gonzalez (R-Venice)tweeted “It’s not about disrespecting you. I just wanted to raise awareness of what happens when I punch you in the face. #BoycotttheNFL.” A twitter beef ensued with random Twitter users, which included further threats of violence. Gonzalez contended that his threats were satirical and not directed towards NFL players. Miamiherald.com.