Dallas Cowboys fans shamelessly trolled the Eagles after they squandered a 10-point halftime lead in the Super Bowl before losing to the Chiefs.
Don’t look now, but Philadelphia now has almost as many Super Bow losses (three) as the Cowboys have Super Bowl wins (five) in their respective histories.
Believe it or not, though, most of NFL Twitter came to the Eagles — specifically James Bradberry’s — defense after Chiefs receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster needlessly trolled the defensive back over his crucial holding penalty that set up Kansas City’s game-winning field goal, and prevented Philly’s offense from getting the ball back with a chance to win the game with a touchdown or tie it with a field goal.
Two days after the Chiefs’ triumph, Smith-Schuster tweeted a meme for Valentine’s Day sourcing Bradberry’s penalty. Smith-Schuster posted a photo of Bradberry over a Valentine’s Day card that read “I’ll hold you when it matters most.”
Ever-active on social media, Micah Parsons caught wind of the controversy and fired off a tweet that seemingly was aimed at Smith-Schuster.
Did the Cowboys’ Micah Parsons subtweet JuJu Smith-Schuster after the Chiefs WR trolled James Bradberry?
Unless Parsons was referencing another social media spat involving Super Bowl participants, it certainly feels like this post had to do with Smith-Schuster. Though humorous in the eyes of championship-happy Chiefs fans, and even a large crowd of Cowboys diehards, JuJu’s tweet was downright obnoxious.
For starters, Bradberry didn’t talk you know what or complain about the call postgame. He actually took full accountability for the penalty, admitted he held Smith-Schuster, and hoped the refs wouldn’t call it. That took a lot of character from Bradberry, and JuJu essentially kicked the veteran while he was down.
We don’t normally endorse Cowboys players defending Eagles players, but Parsons — if that was the intent behind his tweet — was certainly justified here. Smith-Schuster drew the flag, and won the game. Why isn’t that enough?
Eagles star AJ Brown clapped back with an admittedly savage response, and multiple of Bradberry’s teammates followed Brown’s lead. Parsons retweeted Brown’s post, part of which read, “This is lame. You was on the way out the league before Mahomes resurrected your career on your 1 year deal Tik-Tok boy.”
The tweet has nearly 350k likes, some 240k more than JuJu’s.
Unlike Parsons telling Eagles linemen Lane Johnson to win the Super Bowl for the NFC East, this instance of the Defensive Player of the Year finalist going to bat for the Cowboys foremost rivals was absolutely called for.
Even after winning a Super Bowl, Smith-Schuster is the big loser in all of this.