Multiple San Francisco 49ers players engaged in public social media beefs with fellow NFL stars following their heartbreaking Super Bowl LVIII loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
First, 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward responded to his fellow corner, first-team All-Pro Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner, in a spicy now-deleted tweet.
Gardner originally tweeted out some fairly innocuous praise of the Chiefs which Ward appeared to interpret as a slight to his 49ers, replying with “Boy yo ass ain’t never sniffed the playoffs, you watching from the couch. Worry bout the sorry ass JETS,” according to ML Football.
Mooney Ward and Sauce BEEFIN💀💀
“Yo ass ain’t never sniffed the playoffs, you watching from the couch. Worry bout the sorry ass JETS.” pic.twitter.com/TPr1dRQ2xD
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) February 12, 2024
Ward continued his accost of Sauce, tweeting, “Everybody got something to say about the team in the Super Bowl. Your opinion doesn’t need to be heard kid.” (RELATED: Child Who Deadspin Tried To Dox And Cancel Shows Up To Super Bowl In Full Native Headdress)
Gardner, who claimed he didn’t see Ward’s tweet, at least seemed to address his sentiment, tweeting “49ers fans so mad I stated facts. They literally an elite team all around. Y’all take everything the wrong way on this app lol.”
49ers fans so mad I stated facts. They literally an elite team all around. Y’all take everything the wrong way on this app lol
— SAUCE GARDNER (@iamSauceGardner) February 12, 2024
The DBs weren’t the only ones beefing though. All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox sent a shot across the bow at 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel on his Instagram story.
The Super Bowl LII champ was apparently waiting on bated breath to criticize Samuel after the 9ers receiver slighted his Eagles, claiming he doesn’t view them as a rival because San Fran beat them handily this year.
Cox clearly said “And I took that personally” and waited til the 49ers’ heartbreaking loss to kick them while they were down.
Cox tagged Samuel in his Instagram story, sending a bunch of clown emojis at him and saying “keep the EAGLES OUT CHO MOUTH BOE.”
In a second post, he alluded to his Super Bowl ring, saying “I still got some you ain’t got,” and revealed that he’s been waiting to jump on Samuel, writing “Ya!! I been holding this one in son!!!!!” (RELATED: Mahomes Gives Glory To God Immediately Following Super Bowl Win)
I’m all for the off-field drama. Especially now that the season is officially over. One thing is for sure, Samuel can neglect the rivalry all he wants, but the next time Philly and San Fran face off there will be some solid bulletin board material for both sides.