On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons took on the Miami Dolphins. The game ended up eerily similar to last season’s Super Bowl LI matchup between the Falcons and the New England Patriots.
Up 17-0 at the half, the Falcons blew another double-digit lead, falling to the Dolphins 20-17. This is the second consecutive home game Atlanta has lost.
— Zesty NFL Falcons (@zesty_falcons) October 17, 2017
Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen told ESPN that “losing, in general, is hard”:
“But two times in a row at home? That’s a disrespect to ourselves. That’s a disrespect to our coaches. That’s a disrespect to our owner. That’s a disrespect to our fans. That’s a disrespect to everybody that surrounds the damn Falcons because that’s not us.”
And fans agreed with Allen’s sentiments.
Twitter user and longtime Falcons fan Anish Parekh responded to Allen via the social media site to emphasize just how disrespected he felt as a fan:
@Ricardo37Allen you disrespected us bad I missed my son’s game to watch you guys play absolutely shitty not acceptable for super bowl team
— Anish parekh (@Anishparekh8) October 15, 2017
Yes, Parekh actually missed his own son’s sporting event to watch his beloved NFL team lose another home game.
However, while Allen was the first to point out his team’s loss was disrespectful to the people who support them, he was wildly unimpressed with Parekh’s decision to miss his own son’s game to watch the Falcons play.ricardoallen_37/Instagram
Allen, who is a father to a little boy as well, responded to Parekh, saying:
You disrespected your son by skipping his game to come be a fan at something you have no ties to. Get priorities right before coming at me
— Ricardo Allen (@Ricardo37Allen) October 15, 2017
And while some may think it would have been a good idea for Parekh to let the argument go, he didn’t. He later wrote back to Allen:
Dog, I have been a fan longer than you have [sic] been a fan get over yourself and respect the people that make your pay, falcons fan since 1990.
That’s when other Twitter users began chastising Parekh for disrespecting his son:
Man, did you really come at Rico for your dumvass decision to miss your son’s game?? Woooow!
— Ev G (@Ev_G_SportsFan) October 16, 2017
You missed your sons game because you chose to. Nobody else had that effect on you. You’ll always be able to see the Falcons play. Not urson
— Go Blue!!! (@Terwilliger123) October 17, 2017
Anish, Next time, go to your son’s game. How do you think your son feels? You can watch the Falcons game highlights later. Your son needs u.
— Lithian (@tampastani) October 18, 2017
you should be ashamed.
— Kristjan (@thekoshow) October 17, 2017
What kind of dad misses his son’s game to go see an NFL game? Who does that?
— John Taylor (@ThisisCFBall) October 17, 2017
Are you kidding? You skipped your kids game for an NFL game? Dude DVR it and support your child…
— Kristen Carpenter (@kristen_laurren) October 16, 2017
take both of your losses and then take your son out for ice cream
— Pattio (@PHClapp) October 16, 2017
Parekh replied to the ice cream comment by saying he “plans to.”