The world of Twitter exploded in the moments following Dez Bryant's reversed catch on Sunday, but one tweet stood tall above all the others. The Detroit Lions, themselves the victims of a reversed call just one week earlier in a playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys, sent this missive the Cowboys' way following the Green Bay Packers' 26-21 win at Lambeau Field.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 11, 2015
Oh man, this tweet is brilliant because it allows the Lions to grumble and gloat while allowing them to take a sympathetic stance at the same time. Instead of pointing to last week's picked-up pass interference call and running the risk of being called sore losers, the social media team running @Lions instead referenced Calvin Johnson's famous overturned touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears in Sept. 2010 — a call that has become famous for being the first great catch nullified by the "process" rule.
Go ahead and sip your tea, Detroit. You earned it.
But lest we think every Lion took the high road, that wasn't the case. Here's the reaction Detroit tackle Cornelius Lucas had following the game.
It's Funny how life works... Haha
Yup, that's a LOL ... laughing o-lineman.
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