Kayvon Thibodeaux is quickly becoming a lightning rod and he is proving that much on Twitter.
The New York Giants rookie linebacker rubbed some people the wrong way on the field this year and he did so again off the field over the weekend when he took aim at the San Francisco 49ers on Twitter.
The 49ers had a string of bad luck that had them lost Brock Purdy and Josh Johnson to injury. They fell, 31-7, which sent Philly to the Super Bowl.
After catching wind of Thibodeaux’s tweet, retired 49ers offensive lineman Joe Staley returned fire on the rookie.
“Ur a flash player who gets bodied by average tackles,” Staley tweeted. “Don’t let the New York media affect you too much.”
This started a string of beef on Twitter.
“Who are you bro…” Thibodeaux typed in a quote-tweet.
“Enough for u to respond,” Staley said in a quote-tweet an hour later. “Congrats on your 4 sacks this year tho. that’s huge. Unbelievable numbers.”
Their back and forth led retired Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes to chime in. He decided to also take aim at Staley.
Staley wasn’t having it.
Tynes is best known for kicking the Giants by the 49ers in the 2011 NFC Championship Game.
For the record, Staley, the old man as Thibodeaux said, is 38.
The Giants made a surprising run to the NFC Divisional Round under first-year head coach Brian Daboll. New York finished 9-7-1, secured the No. 6 seed in the NFC and even upset the No. 3-seed Vikings in the wild-card round.
They would go on to lose to the Eagles, 38-7.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.