New York Giants legend Michael Strahan had the final say in an apparent social media spat between San Francisco 49ers great Joe Staley and some players wearing or wearing the blue and white.
Staley, who faced the Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux and former kicker Lawrence Tynes, was on the receiving end of another Strahan blitz. The Hall of Famer defended the former Oregon standout.
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«You had a great run too and you should be proud. Don’t chase a rookie and my kicker. @kayvont had 4 sacks this year. I had 2 1/2 on you, you’re (sic) rookie year and I was old at the time , so don’t forget. Let my young lady live! #DAD,» Strahan tweeted.
The Giants were recently knocked out of the playoffs with a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round, but despite that, Thibodeaux was confident that New York could have been a better opponent than San Francisco.
«The way this game is looking, we could be better than the 49ers,» he wrote in a tweet.
The tweet apparently made its way to Niners legend Joe Staley, who didn’t hold back.
«[You’re] a flash player who gets bodied for average tackles. Don’t let the New York media get to you too much.»
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A back and forth between the two quickly ensued.
Tynes then intervened but Staley fired back and that’s when Strahan intervened.
San Francisco lost to the Eagles by a smaller margin than the Giants and kept their fourth-string quarterback before having to go back to rookie QB Brock Purdy., who suffered a pitching hand injury early in the first half.
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«Amazing season from my 49ers,» Staley said in a tweet. «It’s very hard to win when you’re on your fourth quarterback. The Niners would smoke every other team in [the] NFC in addition to the one they faced tonight. Congratulations to the Eagles.»
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.