Ex-NFL player Michael Sam got plenty of fanboys' light sabers in a twist after he tweeted a spoiler for the new Star Wars film just hours after it opened in movie theaters across the country.
The NFL's first openly gay player who also appeared on Dancing With The Stars faced a backlash of criticism from fans who vowed to unfollow him after he disclosed part of the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The defensive end who has played for the St Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys later removed the post and followed it up with a tweet saying "#oops".
Star Wars fan Heather Allen tweeted: "Michael Sam just possibly tweeted a Star Wars spoiler. Whether it was just a joke or not, that earned him an unfollow lol."
Other Twitter users tried to warn those online of the spoiler. ReeD tweeted: "Star Wars + NFL fans, avoid Michael Sam's twitter/fb if you follow him. He just posted a MASSIVE spoiler."
While user Lori added: "Michael Sam tweeted about Star Wars spoiler... LMAO Seriously, stay off social media if you don't want to hear about this stuff."
The movie has smashed records for the biggest opening day of all time and it looks set to shatter all time box office records for any film's opening weekend.
It has already taken in over $50 million on its preview night and is projected to gross $250 million over the weekend, according to Variety.
Sam, who currently plays for Canadian team Montreal Alouettes, caused the outrage by revealing that Han Solo played by Harrison Ford dies in the movie.