“Mean Tweets” is headed for the Super Bowl! Well, sort of.
Peyton Manning, Rashad Jennings and Gerald McCoy were among the retired and current football pros who took part in Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s third NFL-themed “Mean Tweets” segment, which will air Thursday night, just two days ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Jennings — the former running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and New York Giants who won Dancing With the Starslast spring and retired a few months later — took on a hater who said he didn’t like him as a running back because “he don’t have good vision” and “he slow.”
“Because you sound like a kid, I’m gonna be polite and encourage you,” Jennings said after reading the tweet. “Stay in school.”
McCoy, a defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pointed out the hypocrisy in a tweeter who called him lazy but misspelled his name. “As you spell McCoy ‘Mccoy.’ I’m the lazy one, but you couldn’t finish spelling my name,” he uttered.
But it might be Manning who had the best response of all. “Peyton Manning is the only NFL player that looks like the mascot of the team for which he plays. #horseface,” he read.
He gave a nod to the camera and only had one thing to say: “Perfect.”
Manning, by the way, no longer plays for the Denver Broncos, which is the team that was being referred to. The 41-year-old retired athlete hung up his cleats in 2016 after a storied 18-year career, most of which was played for the Indianapolis Colts.
Watch the clip above, then tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday at 11:35 ET/10:35 CT on ABC for the rest of the segment.
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