Aug 9, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle (58) stretches out during warm-ups before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Usually there is smack talk prior to a big game but there was plenty of if afterwards involving New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Shanle drew the heat of Atlanta Falcons fans earlier this season when he referred to them as the “little brothers” of the Saints. He was engaged in a Twitter war of sorts following the Falcons loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
Falcons fans lit into Shanle as he gloated on the loss with one Falcon fan (@SpRoush) tweeting to him, “wait who are you….” Shanle responded, “this guy…” and attached a picture of him holding the Lombardi Trophy following the Saints Super Bowl XLIV win.
Shanle sent numerous Falcon supporters pictures of his Super Bowl ring coyly placed on his extended middle finger. He also tweeted pictures of game balls he received following victories over the Falcons.
Suggs actually was involved in his verbal beatdown/showdown as his team defeated the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game after the Ravens were considered to be underdogs headed into the matchup.
Following the win Suggs said that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco once again “outplayed the great #12(Tom Brady).” Suggs was also quoted by Yahoo! Sports Dan Wetzel saying,
"“Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant f–kers. These are the most arrogant pricks in the world starting with Belichick on down.”"