Shanle quickly gave a response with this Twitter post:
Donte Whitner: Good defenses don’t need bounties. Guy needs to shut his mouth and mind his own business. Don’t remember them winning the superbowl. U still ringless. We got one and working on two now. Try to keep up.
He then of course drew the ire of 49ers fans who then engaged Shanle for a brief time with one fan @ericloera tweeting:
WTF Scott…first off we got 5 superbowls..so i don’t know what the (expletive) your talking about….so keep up sucka..scrub
Shanle simply responded:
More tweets followed between Shanle and the 49ers fans with the linebacker posting a picture of himself posing with the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy.
The most obvious gauntlet thrown was when @NinerNiral tweeted to Shanle:
Your precious ring has an asterisk by it because of the bounty scandal. You guys put cheap shots on Favre all game long.
Shanle responded with a simple:
no it doesn’t see no asterisk!
That tweet was accompanied by a picture of what is assumed to be Shanle’s hand wearing his Super Bowl ring on his middle finger with the middle finger extended in the well known “Happy Motoring” sign. (Click here to see pic).