The Detroit Lions will face the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving this year, in what promises to be a heated matchup. Last season when the two teams met, things got very chippy, with the Lions accusing the Vikings of dirty plays in Minnesota. By the season's end, the Vikings had the last laugh, sweeping the Lions on their way to an NFC North title.
But Eric Ebron is amped for the 2016 season and ready for revenge. He let Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr know it via Twitter:
schedule is liiiiit!!! predictions???— Anthony Barr (@itheeayb) April 15, 2016
L on Thanksgiving (mark that) https://t.co/kLVhR88WlR— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) April 15, 2016
Ebron has been quite vocal on social media this offseason, drawing both the praise and the ire of fans. But in this case, this seems like a little harmless fun. The two likely know each other as being part of the same draft class, having been picked consecutively in the 2014 NFL Draft.
UPDATE: As Justin Rogers points out, the two players went on a long back-and-forth following Ebron's response.