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Falcons coach suffers backlash from fans and gentleman's club

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There is a lot of despair around the Atlanta Falcons today coming off the back of their 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

The Falcons head coach Mike Smith has received a backlash from the Falcons fans after one particularly poor coaching decision cost them the game.

When Smith took a time out late on in the game, he called a time-out and stopped the clock allowing the Browns the opportunity they needed.

With the Falcons on third down he then called a passing play which when incomplete, stopped the clock again and ensured the Browns would have one final possession.

That Possession would prove fatal for Atlanta who conceded the game losing field goal with the final play to see their hopes of a surprising win die.


Smith has faced criticism from a lot of people around the NFL and particularly around the state of Georgia, but there's one place he shouldn't visit any time soon.

The Clermont Lounge - a gentleman's club in Atlanta has tweeted very directly their intentions for the Falcons coach, and they aren't nice.

"Hopefully, this was Mike Smith's last chance to mismanage the clock and our Atlanta Falcons! The fans deserve better!!!!!" - Tweet by the Clermont Lounge

Often voted as a must visit place in Atlanta, the Clermont Lounge is now clearly off limits for the Falcons head coach.

Not that you're likely to see Smith in a strip club anyway, their latest tweet clearly shows that the famous Atlanta spot and possibly the people of the city don't want him there any more.

The best vs the worst

This weekend saw two match which would pit a team from the NFL's worst division (NFC South) against a team from the NFL's best division (AFC North).

The Browns and the Falcons was the first game whilst the Baltimore Ravens travel to the New Orleans Saints tonight.

The Falcons did surprise everyone however in the game with the Browns as there were very few people who expected it to be that close.

The previously 4-6 Falcons lost by just two points to the now 7-4 Browns who are still contenders for a play-off spot.

The Browns may be third in their division, but a win for the Ravens tonight would see the two tied with the Cincinnati Bengals on 7-4.

The Falcons however, playing in the only division where no team has a winning record missed their chance to go top of the division on 5-6 ahead of the Saints game tonight.

It certainly doesn't look good for the Falcons now as they face the daunting task of beating the Arizona Cardinals next week.

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