BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a case of mistaken identity between an NFL offensive lineman and WBZ-TV’s chief meteorologist.

It all started late Sunday night when the Kansas City Chiefs lost their divisional playoff game to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A holding penalty on Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher cost his team the tying 2-point conversion and the Chiefs ended up losing, 18-16.

So angry fans tweeted at Eric Fisher – not the lineman’s Twitter handle @Big_Fish79 , but WBZ-TV chief meteorologist @ericfisher.

“It’s a generic name, you run into Eric Fishers all the time,” said WBZ’s Fisher.

The messages ranged from death threats to some support.

“‘I’m coming after your family,’ or, ‘I’m going to break your legs, I hope your career is over,'” said WBZ’s Fisher, reading some of the tweets. “I mean, it rises to a level that, you just don’t talk to other people like that, whether they’re an athlete or a meteorologist or the person next door, anybody.”

But Fisher said the misdirected tweets weren’t all bad.

“I got some bad tweets, but I got lot from Kansas City Chiefs fans that said don’t worry about it, you had a good season, happy you’re on the team, we’ll get through this, onto next year. So not all bad apples, there’s a lot of good people out there still,” said WBZ’s Fisher.

There’s been no comment from the Chiefs’ Eric Fisher.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports


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