Dez Bryant hit the headlines for the all the wrong reasons following the Dallas Cowboys loss in the NFC Divisional Game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Bryant almost pulled off an incredible catch late in the fourth quarter on a crucial fourth down play only for him to lose position of the ball when he hit the turf. The catch was challenged by Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and overturned by the referees - who ruled that Bryant had not completed the process of the catch.
Naturally, the Cowboys receiver became a social media hit following the call, with fans across the globe going on Twitter to voice their support and anger at the call. But fans were not the only ones saying their piece on the call, with Detroit Lions players - who were the victims of a bad call in the WIldcard Round against the Cowboys - taking to Twitter and ridiculing Bryant.
The Lions players still feel hard done by over a pass interference decision against the Cowboys on a key fourth down which was overturned. Bryant was very vocal with the referees on that play and was lucky to not receive a penalty for his petulance.
Detroit players clearly still feel bitter about the incident, with many commenting on how Karma comes back to haunt you in a series of tweets from players.
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Sympathising with the Cowboys
It wasn't just the Lions' players who were getting involved, with the Lions' Twitter account also covering the breaking story. But they were more forgiving, with the Lions' account sympathising with the Cowboys over a similar situation they encountered with Calvin Johnson a couple of years ago.
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