Osi Umenyiora: New York Giants Star Rekindles Feud with Eagles' LeSean McCoy

Louis Musto@LouisMustoContributor IIIMay 13, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01:  Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants reacts after a tackle against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Osi Umenyiora’s future with the New York Giants may be uncertain, but that is not hindering him from keeping the rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles alive and well.

Last year, Umenyiora and Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got into a spat over Twitter during the offseason.

In reference to Umenyiora’s ongoing contract dispute with the Giants, McCoy gave his thoughts via Twitter:

Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly RT @AdamSchefter: In a sworn affadavit, Osi Umenyiora says (cont) http://tl.gd/b5b8gd

— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) June 16, 2011

 

Umenyiora did not take lightly to McCoy’s unfriendly fire, however, and could not resist replying with some very professional name-calling of his own. He referred to the Eagles back as “she” and “Lady Gaga”  on his personal Twitter, then held onto the frustration throughout the season, according to PFT’s Josh Alper.

Umenyiora rekindled the flame between the two opponents with a friendly wish to his pal “Lady Gaga”:

Happy Mothers Day Lesean Mccoy! Enjoy your special day!!

— Osi Umenyiora (@OsiUmenyiora) May 13, 2012

 

The tweet is evidence that even a year later, after winning the Super Bowl while McCoy spent his winter months at home, Umenyiora still holds some strong animosity towards him.

That animosity sparks some early hype for the upcoming battles between the Giants and Eagles—the first of which comes in Week 4 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football.

With all the rumors that have circled, though, it is uncertain Umenyiora will even be there to partake in another round of this storied rivalry.

 

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