LeSean McCoy’s personal feud with Osi Umenyiora is over — at least according to the Philadelphia Eagles running back, who stated that the two have decided to hang up the towel in their fight.
McCoy announced their decision in a radio interview on Monday, saying that he and the New York Giants’ defensive end agreed to put their differences aside following Sunday night’s game, reports USA Today. McCoy stated:
“I think after the game, it’s time to get over this Osi-and-LeSean thing, because after the game (Umenyiora) said ‘You’re a heck of a player, we’re in this business, let’s get over this.’ “
McCoy went on to say:
“[Umenyiora] said ‘Let’s be done with it.’ Being a bigger man, also for myself, you’ve got to focus on the Giants, they’re a good team already. My goal is not an interdivision battle with Osi. It’s with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl.”
ESPN notes that Umenyiora confirmed his decision to end the feud with LeSean McCoy on Tuesday during “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN 98.7 FM, saying that the two football players agreed to end their feud, adding that it was “irrelevant” when he was asked if it was his idea or McCoy’s to stop the fighting. Psi Umenyiora stated, “It was about time that ended and I’m glad all that stuff is over with.”
Not everyone is happy about the players’ decision to end their fight, as USA Today’s Christopher Chase writes:
“This is a disappointment, to say the least. Sure, it’s not mature for two grown men to be tweeting “Happy Mother’s Day” to each other and making comparisons to small dogs. But do digs like those, and the more subtle ones (McCoy saying Osi is fourth-best defensive end on Giants; Osi conspicuously pointing out that the Eagles have no titles), make intra-divisional games more fun? Of course!”
What do you think, should LeSean McCoy and Osi Umenyiora continue their personal feud, or were they right to throw in the towel?