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New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora Wishes Philadelphia Eagles’ LeSean McCoy a “Happy Mother’s Day”

May 13th, 2012 at 10:01 AM
By Dan Benton

Following the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI win over the New England Patriots, the ongoing feud between Big Blue defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy took a bit of a back seat. The two had, momentarily, stopped exchanging barbs. That cease fire came to an end on Sunday as Chief Osi took to Twitter and once again took McCoy to task.

"Happy Mother's Day, LeSean McCoy! Enjoy your special day!" Umenyiora tweeted.

The feud between Umenyiora and McCoy is something that has been developing on the field for years, but was made public last season after Osi said he deserved a larger contract. Unprovoked, McCoy tweeted his thoughts on the situation.

"Overrated and soft. Third best defensive lineman on his team. Honestly,” McCoy tweeted at the time.

Naturally, that tweet was met with quite a bit of hostility from Umenyiora and his teammates. And shortly thereafter, it was made public that the Giants defense refers to McCoy as "Lady Gaga" or, in some cases, “Chihuahua.”

“That little Chihuahua or poodle in the backfield; he doesn’t have to block me,” Umenyiora said at the time. “If you have something to say, say it man to man; you can’t be a Twitter gangster. That’s easy to do, trying to be a tough guy. Say it to my face, and we’ll see what happens.”

Then-linebacker Keith Bullock later called McCoy an "Internet Gangster", while Tuck subtly called him a coward.

Needless to say, this "beef" -as it were- is not over. Just ask former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who immediately chimed in on Sunday morning.

"Oh my god! Hahaha!" Jacobs tweeted. "You know the beef is never over. Never."

Osi on Twitter. You had to know it was going to be spectacular.


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