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Kansas City Chiefs: Shaun Smith Lashes out on Twitter

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  Defensive tackle Shaun Smith #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIDecember 10, 2012

Updated: 12:08 a.m.

Sunday wasn't a good day for the Kansas City Chiefs, who lost to the Cleveland Browns, 30-7.

Prior to Sunday's loss, Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith was confident that the Chiefs would pick up a win.

It is safe to say Smith was a bit over-confident against his former team.

Following the 30-7 loss to the Browns, Danny Parkins, a radio host for KCSP 610 Sports Radio, responded with fair criticism and even mentioned Smith in his tweet.

But Smith didn't take the criticism well.

Smith's response to Parkins got some attention and fans got involved. Smith, also criticized by fans, went off on other critics.

Parkins didn't seem intimidated by Smith's words and apparently will confront him in person about this when the locker room is open for interviews.

The Chiefs are no strangers to controversy on Twitter. In 2009, running back Larry Johnson, who used to tweet under the name ToonIcon before shutting his account down, was let go after this tweet, which created attention nationally in addition to Johnson's response to fans.

No player in the league is happy with losing. However, a majority of them handle the criticism well by not responding to fans and ignoring any negative messages they receive.

Smith's comments through Twitter won't help build him any good credibility. Many employees have lost jobs because of certain comments they made, which was a negative representation of their company. Smith's comments give the Chiefs a bad name, and if a team official does not confront him about his choice of words, it can only give the team and Smith a bad name.

Update, 12:08 a.m.

Smith later on realized what he did was out of line, proving that football players are just like the average person and let their emotions get the best of them. Smith wrote this tweet before signing off Sunday evening.

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