One win wasn’t enough for the Bengals on Sunday. Both the team’s Twitter account and cornerback Eli Apple had to pile on the Chiefs following the game.
The Bengals took one of the first shots, taking a page out of the Blue Oyster Cult’s book by saying, “DON’T FEAR THE REAPER,” a direct response to Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s comments about Patrick Mahomes.
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Apple took aim at Kansas City’s wide receivers, in particular Tyreek Hill, calling him a “baby” and later offering Hill and Mecole Hardman tickets to Super Bowl 56.
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After Kansas City’s divisional round win against the Bills, Reid told Mahomes to “be the grim reaper” when the team needed a game-tying score with 13 seconds left in the game. A day later, the Chiefs tweeted a warning to “fear the reaper.”
Apple’s tweet about Hill was a response to a fan telling him that he made the game-saving play when he stopped Hill short of the goal line near the end of the first half to keep the Bengals’ deficit at just 11 points. He had already called out Hill earlier in the evening.
Oh yea that chiefs cheetah pack finna hit way crazier the 2nd time 🔥😮💨
— Eli Apple (@EliApple) January 30, 2022
The receivers responded to Apple’s “baby” tweet about Hill, with Hill and Hardman telling the cornerback to “hit my line.”
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Apple is no stranger to calling people out on Twitter. Last week, he ripped fans of his former teams, the Giants and Saints, saying that he didn’t know which fan base he hated more.
Apple will have one more game this season to tweet about with Cincinnati headed to the Super Bowl to take on the Rams.