Giants' Kayvon Thibodeaux sparks Twitter beef with 49ers jab


New York Giants rookie linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux is quickly becoming a lightning rod.

From his snow angel celebrations on the field to some of his commentary, Thibodeaux seems to rub some the wrong way. That played out again on Sunday night when Thibs took aim at the San Francisco 49ers on Twitter.

At the time of the tweet, the 49ers were taking it on the chin from the Philadelphia Eagles. They ultimately 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. Things took off from there.

The exchange eventually led retired Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes to chime in. He, too, took aim at Staley in an attempt to deflect some of the hate away from Thibodeaux.

Tynes, of course, kicked the Giants by the 49ers in the 2011 NFC Championship Game.

For Thibodeaux, this wasn't even his first "who are you" moment of the year. He had previously taken aim at Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday in much the same way.

The rookie then defended himself on Twitter.

If nothing else, Thibodeaux certainly knows how to stir the pot.


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