Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf and FOX sports personality Shannon Sharpe had itchy Twitter fingers that turned into some live social media beef, with the two men calling each other names and providing post-game fireworks after the Seahawks’ Sunday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The beef began when Sharpe publicly criticized Metcalf on Twitter for fumbling in the final moments of the game instead of running out of bounds.
“What was D. K thinking? Why try to play hero [ball] in that situation?”
Metcalf got in his feelings and the next morning he fired back at Sharpe.
“Stop questioning me lil boy,” Metcalf tweeted in response to Sharpe, who wondered why Metcalf was trying to “play the hero.”
Sharpe is never one to hold his tongue. He was obviously surprised that DK would come at a boss Hall of Famer in that manner, but he fired back at the young receiver with no hesitance.
“Nothing to question. That was “DUMB ASS” play and your pride won’t let you admit it. “You” can’t question anything I’ve done. Pray your resume will be as complete as mine, PRAY. Enjoy the rest of your day.”
Then DK turned it up another notch, with social media fueling the fire. “From the looks of it i can wipe my [a–] with yours! Continue to gossip you washed up wanna be.”
The Player-Turned-Reporter vs. Current Player
This kind of riff between Sharpe and Metcalf isn’t uncommon.
The dynamic between former players who become media members and current players usually goes one of two ways. Either the former player never says anything critical of the current players. Or he turns straight red coat and rips everybody.
Shannon pledges allegiance to the bag. Coming up with better material than Skip Bayless, the guy he debates on FS1’s “Undisputed” five days a week is his job. He’s a walking opinion, usually loud and unfiltered for the most part. That’s his style.
Any guy who brings Hennessey and Black and Mild cigars onto the set of a national mainstream sports show is on some next legendary sh*t.
To find out what DK Metcalf should have said to Shannon Sharpe to shut the OG down, click here