After the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New York Giants 38-31 Sunday night, Michael Vick claimed to the media that the Giants lacked sportsmanship by immediately leaving the field after their devastating loss.
While speaking to the assembled media, Vick said, “I have a lot of respect for the New York Giants, I just thought, to walk off the field at the end (of the game), that didn’t show a lot of sportsmanship.”
Bad enough Vick is claiming to be an arbiter of sportsmanship, considering his previous propensity for slinging obscene gestures at his own fans. Now Vick is completely misrepresenting the facts when it comes to his opponent’s postgame behavior.
After the game Sunday, Nick Laham of Getty Images shot this photo with the accompanying description.
Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles embraces Chris Canty #99 of the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 19, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
As this is his second time around, you would think no one knows better than Michael Vick that with the trappings of celebrity comes increased scrutiny.
You would think.