Stevie Johnson tried to make a joke on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, when he asked North Korea to bomb Foxborough, Mass., home of the New England Patriots.

Johnson encountered immediate backlash for the tweet. On Monday, also known as Patriots Day, his tweet became even more controversial. Two explosions at the Boston Marathon killed three bystanders and wounded around 180 people.

Johnson was no-nonsense when asked for his reaction to the Boston Marathon explosions.

“It’s ironic, nothing to be played with at all,” Johnson said Wednesday at One Bills Drive. “I mean, that’s pretty much it. There’s really nothing to be played with, at the end of the day, with seeing what happened. I feel like how everybody else in America feels.

“No Twitter, no games, no jokes, none of that. But at the end of the day, I feel just how everybody else felt when they see those bombs go off.”

As of Wednesday evening, Johnson’s notorious Foxborough remark had been retweeted nearly 4,500 times and favorited nearly 1,800 times.

Johnson defended his tweet as a joke, and it remains on his Twitter feed.