Giants Players Ticked at Browns and Fans Over Hit That Took Down WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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Landon Collins and Damon Harrison ripped into both Browns DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Cleveland’s fans on Monday night for the hit on Odell Beckham and the crowd’s reaction to it, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

“You don’t ‘boo’ somebody when they get hurt,” Harrison said in a string of tweets. “Not cool Cleveland fans. Not cool at all. I know u guys were excited about winning but damn . . . I know y’all came to see him so come down to NJ if it’s that serious. U just don’t boo a injured player. Congrats on the win. Enjoy.”

Collins was livid over Boddy-Calhoun’s low hit and had no problem explaining why.

“I cannot have a teammate next to me playing that way,” Collins, a safety, said of the defensive back’s low contact. “I cannot condone it. It’s not something I seek. He had all the opportunity in the world to make a different play.

“The play wasn’t a penalty, but it’s something everyone knows . . . you don’t do,” Collins continued. “He had about 30 seconds to make a play on the ball in the air. He could’ve made a play on the ball, could’ve hit him high, but he chose a different route. I can’t respect him.”

Beckham didn’t appreciate the hit and limited his postgame remark to say: “I don’t know. It’s just football I guess. Preseason, so . . .” Coach Ben McAdoo didn’t have a problem with it.

“It’s football,” the coach said. “You can’t hit a guy high, you can’t hit a guy low. You try to hit him in the middle. It was one of those balls where Eli had to drive it and he left his feet. It’s a tough play for a DB.”


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