Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons took to Twitter to respond to an account criticizing him after he acknowledged that he would support a division rival next Sunday in the Super Bowl.
The Eagles won the NFC title and earned a berth in Super Bowl LVII after defeating the 49ers on Sunday. Eagles All-Pro offensive tackle Lane Johnson was sidelined for several games late in the regular season with a torn adductor groin but battled the injury in two playoff games.
Johnson’s toughness was not lost on Parsons, who posted a message on social media on January 29, saying: «No (sic) I think people realize what Johnson is doing in lane! Damn heroic! One of my favorite players in this league!»
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After the Eagles finished hoisting the George Halas trophy, Johnson responded to Parson’s tweet with a handshake emoji. The Cowboys linebacker then responded by wishing Johnson and his team luck in the Super Bowl next week.
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«Love you big brother! Keep going! There aren’t many like you! You definitely won’t be playing like you with a healthy or a torn groin! Go win a bowl for our division!» Parsons wrote.
Parsons’ appearance cheering on a bitter divisional opponent was not liked by some.
A blog was posted referencing Parsons’ statement, stating, «Micah Parsons telling Lane Johnson to ‘win a bowl for our division’ is the lowest, saddest moment in Cowboys history.» On Wednesday, Parsons expressed his displeasure at the post.
«You are sick! You will sit in your own misery for lack of achievement to root for others! I have no shame! The league is a brotherhood! I will never pray for another man’s success or be ashamed to say that I am happy for my brother[‘s] success!» Parsons wrote on Twitter.
Parsons also appeared to downplay MVP candidate Jalen Hurts, saying the quarterback’s success stemmed more from the Eagles’ roster than his play.
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«It’s a system and a team,» Parsons said of Hurts during an appearance on Bills linebacker Von Miller’s «The Voncast» podcast.
Parson later retracted his comments, saying, «I think [Hurts] It’s very good this year.»
The sophomore running back has never shied away from sharing his point of view on social media on seemingly any topic.
In January, he expressed frustration at being left out of the NFL Players Association’s inaugural All-Pro team.
He even weighed in on the state of the economy by posting a tweet saying, «Inflation is a serious problem in supermarkets,» referring to the impact current inflation is having on grocery stores across the country.
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The Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on February 12. Kickoff from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET on FOX.